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ACCOUNTING(ACC) [back to top]

ACC 117 - Essentials of Accounting
3 cr.

Covers reading and understanding financial statements internal control requirements for safeguarding assets and accounting procedures necessary to complete the entire accounting cycle including journals ledgers and financial statements.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11 and competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 134 - Small Business Taxes
3 cr.

Introduces taxes most frequently encountered in business. Includes payroll sales property and income tax. Studies the fundamentals of income tax preparation of business taxes for small businesses organized as proprietorships partnerships limited liability companies and S-corporations. Includes income tax preparation related to business assets; business of the home; employment taxes; withholding and estimated taxes; Schedules C SE and 1040; self-employed retirement plans; tip reporting and allocation rules etc. Also includes discussion and practice in recording of payroll for a small business.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 198 - Seminar and Project: Accounting Capstone
4 cr.

Provides students an opportunity to integrate skills learned in prior accounting courses and apply those skills to the real-world practice of accounting through a business simulation project. Prepares students to complete the Certified Bookkeeper examination given by the American Institute of Public Bookkeepers (AIPB) utilizing a review course prepared by the AIPB. Offered spring semester only.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ACC 134.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ACC 198 - Seminar and Project: Accounting Capstone - 2 credits
2 cr.

Provides students an opportunity to integrate skills learned in prior accounting courses and apply those skills to the real-world practice of accounting through a business simulation project. Prepares students to complete the Certified Bookkeeper examination given by the American Institute of Public Bookkeepers (AIPB) using a review course prepared by the AIPB.

Prerequisites: ACC 211 and ACC 134.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
3 cr.

Introduces accounting principles with respect to financial reporting. Demonstrates how decision-makers use accounting information for reporting purposes. Focuses on the preparation of accounting information and its use in the operation of organizations as well as methods of analysis and interpretation of accounting information.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11 and competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
3 cr.

Introduces accounting principles with respect to cost and managerial accounting. Focuses on the application of accounting information with respect to product costing as well as its use within the organization to provide direction and to judge performance.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 or equivalent or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 215 - Computerized Accounting
3 cr.

Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Focuses on operation of computers. Presents the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting. Introduces the QuickBooks Cloud accounting software program.

Prerequisite: ACC 117 or ACC 211, or equivalent, or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 216 - Inventory, Receivable, Payable Accounting
2 cr.

Identify the roles responsibilities and comprehensive accounting functions associated with retail service and manufacturing operations. Focuses on transactional accounting in inventory accounts receivable accounts payable and cash in addition to internal controls over assets.

Prerequisite: ACC 117.

Lecture 2 hours.

Total 2 hours per week.

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ACC 217 - Analyzing Financial Statements
3 cr.

Explains the generation and limitations of data techniques for analyzing the flow of a businessaapos;s funds and the methods of selecting and interpreting financial ratios. Offers analytical techniques through the use of comprehensive case studies. Highlights the evolution of financial statement reporting the conceptual framework and GAAP analysis. Offered fall semester only.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 219 - Government and Non-Profit Accounting
3 cr.

Introduces fund accounting as used by governmental and nonprofit entities. Stresses differences between accounting principles of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Prerequisite: ACC 212 or program head approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 221 - Intermediate Accounting I
3 cr.

Covers accounting principles and theory including a review of the accounting cycle and accounting for current assets current liabilities and investments. Also addresses wholesaler transactions and inventory fixed assets natural resources and intangible assets. Introduces various accounting approaches and demonstrates the effect of these approaches on the financial statement users. Offered fall semester only.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 with a grade of "B" or higher.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 222 - Intermediate Accounting II
3 cr.

Continues accounting principles and theory with emphasis on accounting for fixed assets intangibles corporate capital structure long-term liabilities and investments. Consists of an extensive examination of topics for specified balance sheet accounts beyond the scope of a principles course. Focuses on the complex areas of balance sheet and income statement reporting for the corporate entity. Offered spring semester only.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 with a grade of "B" or higher.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 231 - Cost Accounting I
3 cr.

Studies cost accounting methods and reporting as applied to job order process and standard cost accounting systems. Includes cost control responsibility accounting capital budgeting and pricing decisions. Offered fall semester only.

Prerequisite: ACC 212 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 240 - Fraud Examination
3 cr.

Covers the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. Provides an introduction to the various ways fraud and occupational abuses occur methods to identify the risk of exposure to loss from fraud and appropriate prevention detection and investigation approaches. Also covers recent developments in e-commerce and consumer fraud and the legal options for victims of fraud. Offered spring semester only.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 241 - Auditing I
3 cr.

Presents techniques of investigating interpreting and appraising accounting records and assertions. Studies internal control design and evaluation evidence-gathering techniques and other topics. Develops an understanding and appreciation of the philosophy of the audit process and its practice. Focuses on issues relevant to an external auditing professional such as audit risk analysis planning of audit engagements internal controls and substantive testing. Presents the preparation of audit working papers supporting an examination of the financial records and internal control procedures of an enterprise. Covers the report and opinion of the auditor to management stockholders and considers the ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor. Offered spring semester only.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ACC 212 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ACC 261 - Principles of Federal Taxation I
3 cr.

Presents the study of federal taxation as it relates to individuals and related entities. Includes tax planning compliance and reporting. Covers gross income deductions and credits. Includes tax compliance and reporting. Emphasizes personal tax burden minimization and preparation of personal tax returns.

Prerequisite: ACC 211 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE(ADJ) [back to top]

ADJ 100 - Survey of Criminal Justice
3 cr.

Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components: law enforcement judiciary and corrections.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 105 - The Juvenile Justice System
3 cr.

Presents the evolution philosophy structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the rights of juveniles dispositional alternatives rehabilitation methods and current trends.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 107 - Survey of Criminology
3 cr.

Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

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ADJ 116 - Special Enforcement Topics
3 cr.

Considers contemporary issues problems and controversies in modern law enforcement.

Prerequisite: ADJ 100.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 128 - Patrol Administration and Operations
3 cr.

Studies the goals methods and techniques of police patrol with focus on the norms which govern work behavior in a police career. Examines the responsibilities of administrators and field supervisors of patrol in the local and state law enforcement agencies.

Prerequisite: ADJ 100.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 130 - Introduction to Criminal Law
3 cr.

Surveys the general principles of American criminal law the elements of major crimes and the basic steps of prosecution procedure.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 133 - Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional
3 cr.

Examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the criminal justice system including those in policing courts and corrections. Focuses on some of the specific ethical choices that must be made by the criminal justice professional.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 140 - Introduction To Corrections
3 cr.

Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution deterrence and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 169 - Transportation and Border Security
3 cr.

Discusses substantive issues regarding transportation security within the role of Homeland Security measures implemented by the United States. Introduces the student to and examines global preparedness from a transportation perspective. Considers the interrelationship among natural disasters and sustainable infrastructure. Describes intermodal and integrated transportation and physical models of movement and discusses mobility as a cultural lifeline.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 195 - Topics in Administration of Justice: Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
3 cr.

Examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks man-made disasters and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists man-made disasters and natural disasters.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 201 - Criminology
3 cr.

Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11 and competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 211 - Criminal Law, Evidence, & Procedures I
3 cr.

Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 212 - Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II
3 cr.

Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 227 - Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel
3 cr.

Surveys the basic guarantees of liberty described in the U. S. Constitution and the historical development of these restrictions on government power primarily through U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Reviews rights of free speech press and assembly as well as criminal procedure guarantees (to counsel jury trial habeas corpus etc.) as they apply to the activities of those in the criminal justice system.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 228 - Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
3 cr.

Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 229 - Law Enforcement and the Community
3 cr.

Considers current efforts by law enforcement personnel to achieve an effective working relationship with the community. Surveys and analyzes various interactive approaches of law enforcement agencies and the citizenry they serve.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 232 - Domestic Violence
3 cr.

Surveys historical issues that have affected family violence. Examines current trends in the context of the criminal justice system.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 234 - Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
3 cr.

Surveys the historical and current practices of terrorism that are national transnational or domestic in origin. Includes biological chemical nuclear and cyber-terrorism. Teaches the identification and classification of terrorist organizations violent political groups and issue-oriented militant movements. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in counter terrorist efforts domestically and internationally.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 236 - Principles of Criminal Investigation
3 cr.

Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene search collecting handling and preserving evidence.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 240 - Techniques of Interviewing
3 cr.

Provides the student with essential skills and techniques necessary to obtain quality information from victims witnesses and suspects regarding criminal activity. Emphasizes locations and settings for interviews kinesics proxemics and paralinguistics of both the interviewer and interviewee.

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in the course must be certified law enforcement personnel currently employed in a police agency.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 246 - Correctional Counseling
3 cr.

Presents concepts and principles of interviewing and counseling as applied in the correctional setting.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADJ 290 - Coordinated Internship in Administration of Justice
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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ADJ 295 - Topics in Administration of Justice: Use of Force
3 cr.

Focuses on issues related to use of force in law enforcement. Includes court cases policies and procedures media and politics and the tools and techniques used by law enforcement personnel.

Prerequisites: ADJ 100 or LGL 110; ADJ 130 or LGL 218.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARABIC(ARA) [back to top]

ARA 101 - Beginning Arabic I
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discusses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Students must be functionally fluent in English.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ARA 102 - Beginning Arabic II
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discusses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: ARA 101 or its equivalent and functional fluency in English.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ARCHITECTURE(ARC) [back to top]

ARC 121 - Architectural Drafting I
3 cr.

Introduces techniques of architectural drafting including lettering dimensioning and symbols. Requires production of plans sections and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings including a site plan related details and pictorial drawings. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: DRF 231 or school approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ARC 122 - Architectural Drafting II
3 cr.

Introduces techniques of architectural drafting including lettering dimensioning and symbols. Requires production of plans sections and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings including a site plan related details and pictorial drawings. Part II of II. Credit will not be awarded for both ARC 122 and ARC 124.

Prerequisites: ARC121 and DRF 231 or instructor's approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ARC 131 - Materials and Methods of Construction I
3 cr.

Covers use of wood as a building material in all phases of construction. Deals with species used growth characteristics hygroscopic properties and applications of lumber and plywood. Includes wood framing systems pre-manufactured components modular systems windows doors cabinets and flooring.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARC 132 - Materials and Methods of Construction II
3 cr.

Studies masonry and concrete materials related to the construction industry: materials mixtures handling and placing finishing and curing and protection of concrete work. Includes brick and cementitious materials mortar and workmanship and iron steel and aluminum as used in construction.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARC 201 - History of Modern Architecture
3 cr.

Surveys architecture from 19th century to present with emphasis on philosophy of design form and structure.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARC 221 - Architectural CAD Applications Software I
3 cr.

Teaches the principles and techniques of architectural drawing practices through the use of architecture-specific CAD software. Utilizes the commands and features of the software to generate drawings that emphasize architectural design and structural systems. Use local prerequisites.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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ARC 222 - Architectural CAD Applications Software II
3 cr.

Uses advanced features of architectural CAD software to teach students to develop working drawings and details that adhere to the practices and techniques of architectural drawing principles.

Prerequisite: ARC 221.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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ARC 241 - Building Mechanical Systems
3 cr.

Studies components and design for systems in residential and commercial building. Covers plumbing supply and drainage including storm drainage and private sewage disposal. Requires calculation of overall heat balances for buildings as basis for design of heating and cooling systems.

Prerequisite: ARC 122 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARC 242 - Building Electrical Systems
3 cr.

Studies components and design for lighting and electrical systems security fire and smoke alarms.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ARTS(ART) [back to top]

ART 100 - Art Appreciation
3 cr.

Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles sculpture photography printmaking and painting techniques. Highlights major artists and key contributions from global and Western culture. Covers content chronologically and/or thematically.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
3 cr.

Surveys the history and interpretation of architecture painting and sculpture from the prehistoric era through the Gothic. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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ART 102 - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
3 cr.

Surveys the history and interpretation of architecture painting and sculpture from the Renaissance through the modern era. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ART 106 - History of Modern Art
3 cr.

Surveys the history of modern architecture sculpture painting and graphic arts in representational and non-representational forms. Focuses on the periods and movements that influenced the arts of the Twentieth Century. Emphasizes contemporary art forms particularly the interaction between art and society industry and design.

Prerequisite: Placement in English 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ART 121 - Foundations of Drawing
3 cr.

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as line proportion space perspective value and composition as applied to still life landscape and figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil charcoal and ink wash. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate.

Lecture 1 hour.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ART 122 - Drawing II
4 cr.

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion space perspective tone and composition as applied to still life landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil charcoal ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: ART 121 or permission of the instructor.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 125 - Introduction to Painting
3 cr.

Introduces study of color composition and painting techniques. Places emphasis on experimentation and enjoyment of oil and/or acrylic paints and the fundamentals of tools and materials.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction of 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ART 131 - Two-Dimensional Design
3 cr.

Introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional studio projects. Introduces two-dimensional media techniques compositional strategies and color concepts and interactions. Supports conceptual development through introduction to historical and contemporary practices and critical analysis. May include field trips as required.

Lecture 1 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ART 133 - Visual Arts Foundation
4 cr.

Covers tools and techniques design concepts and principles color theory and an introduction to the computer for graphic use. Applies to all fields of Visual Art.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 138 - Figure Drawing
3 cr.

Develops drawing skills for the beginning and experienced students. Explores a broad range of drawing problems dealing with the human figure in costume using various media and techniques.

Prerequisite: ART 120 or divisional approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 217 - Electronic Graphic Design I
4 cr.

Focuses on creative concepts of graphic design problem-solving using electronic technology; includes techniques specific to computer-generated publication design and imagery. Required for students pursuing careers in graphic design with emphasis on use of the computer. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: ART 131 and passing score on computer competency exam or satisfactory completion of ITE 115 or CSC 155 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio Instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 241 - Painting I
4 cr.

Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: ART 122 or instructor's approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 242 - Painting II
4 cr.

Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: ART 122 or divisional approval. ART 241 and 242 must be taken in order except with instructor's approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ART 243 - Watercolor I
3 cr.

Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design color composition technique and value.

Prerequisites: ART 131 or divisional approval. Part I of II.

Lecture 1.5 hours.

Studio Instruction 3.5 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ART 293 - Studies in Art: Painting
4 cr.

Provides directed study in painting in the studentaapos;s chosen medium with emphasis on investigation of personal style and development of portfolio.

Prerequisite: ART 242 or instructor's approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Studio instruction 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE(ASL) [back to top]

ASL 100 - Orientation to Acquisition of ASL as an Adult
2 cr.

Presents a brief introduction to the U.S. Deaf Community focusing on the differences in language and literature. Introduces many common pitfalls experienced by adults when acquiring ASL as a second language. Provides students with experience bridging spoken English and ASL via use of visual-gestural non-verbal communication. Introduces students to the various ASL and IE curricular options offered at Reynolds.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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ASL 101 - American Sign Language I
4 cr.

Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community including basic vocabulary syntax fingerspelling and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Part I of II.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ASL 102 - American Sign Language II
4 cr.

Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community including basic vocabulary syntax fingerspelling and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: A final grade of "C" or better in ASL 101 or program head approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ASL 115 - Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL
2 cr.

Provides intensive practice in comprehension and production of fingerspelled words and numbers with emphasis on clarity and accuracy. Focuses on lexicalized fingerspelling and numeral incorporation as used by native users of American Sign Language.

Prerequisite: ASL 101 or program head placement.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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ASL 125 - History and Culture of the Deaf Community I
3 cr.

Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf culture including educational and legal issues. Examines the history of the Deaf Community.

Prerequisite: Placement for ENG 111 or Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 195 - Support Service Provider Training
2 cr.

Provides extensive instruction combined with supervised training needed to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide appropriate environmental and communication access in the role of a Support Service Provider to individuals who are DeafBlind.

Prerequisite: ASL 202 with a �B� or higher or program head approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

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ASL 195 - Topics in ASL: Sign Tuning Lite
1 cr.

Provides an opportunity to diagnose areas of language weakness including advanced and colloquial aspects of phonology morphology grammar/syntax semantics variation and historical change.

Prerequisite: ASL 201 or ASL 295 (ASL III).

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ASL 201 - American Sign Language III
3 cr.

Develops vocabulary conversational competence and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Encourages contact with the Deaf Community to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: A final grade of "C" or better in ASL 102 or program head approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 202 - American Sign Language IV
3 cr.

Develops vocabulary conversational competence and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Encourages contact with the Deaf Community to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: A final grade of "C" or better in ASL 201 or program head approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 208 - ASL for Classroom Settings
3 cr.

Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used in content areas covered in elementary and high school classrooms. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

Prerequisite: ASL 102 or program head placement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 210 - ASL Storytelling
3 cr.

Focuses on the elements of storytelling in American Sign Language and the techniques that deaf individuals utilize to pass on the histories and traditions of the deaf community. Emphasizes comprehension and production of short stories in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

Prerequisite: ASL 295 -- Topics in ASL: American Sign Language IV or program head placement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 212 - Advanced Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL
2 cr.

Provides intensive practice in advanced comprehension and production of fingerspelled words and numbers with emphasis on clarity and accuracy. Focuses on lexicalized fingerspelling and numeral incorporation as used by native users of American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL 102 and ASL 115 or program head placement.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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ASL 215 - Sign Tuning
3 cr.

Provides an opportunity to explore various language elements in American Sign Language (ASL) including advanced and colloquial aspects of phonology morphology grammar/syntax semantics variation and historical change.

Prerequisite: A final grade of "C" or better in ASL 201 or program head approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 220 - Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
3 cr.

Describes spoken English and ASL (American Sign Language) on five levels: phonological morphological lexical syntactic and discourse. Compares and contrasts the two languages on all five levels using real-world examples. Documents similarities between signed languages and spoken languages in general. Describes the major linguistic components and processes of English and ASL. Introduces basic theories regarding ASL structure. Emphasizes ASLaapos;s status as a natural language by comparing and contrasting similarities and unique differences between the two languages.

Co-requisite: ASL 201.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 225 - Literature of the U.S. Deaf Community
3 cr.

Presents an overview of various aspects of literature common in the U.S. Deaf Community including those forms written in English and those forms signed in ASL. Applies the recurring themes and metaphors in the context of the history of the U.S. Deaf Community.

Co-requisite: ASL 202.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 225 - Literature of the US Deaf Community
4 cr.

Presents an overview of various aspects of literature common in the U.S. Deaf Community including those forms written in English and those forms signed in ASL. Applies the recurring themes and metaphors in the context of the history of the U.S. Deaf Community.

Prerequisites: ASL 220.

Co-requisites: ASL 202.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ASL 261 - American Sign Language V
3 cr.

Develops advanced American Sign Language comprehension and production skills. Emphasizes advanced linguistic aspects of ASL. Presents ASL literary forms. Encourages contact with the deaf community. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: ASL 295 --Topics in ASL: American Sign Language IV or program head placement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 262 - American Sign Language VI
4 cr.

Develops advanced American Sign Language comprehension and production skills. Emphasizes advanced linguistic aspects of ASL. Presents ASL literary forms. Encourages contact with the Deaf Community. Part II of II and the sixth course in a six-semester sequence.

Prerequisite: ASL 261.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ASL 262 - American Sign Language VI
3 cr.

Develops advanced American Sign Language comprehension and production skills. Emphasizes advanced linguistic aspects of ASL. Presents ASL literary forms. Encourages contact with the deaf community. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: ASL 295 -- Topics in ASL: American Sign Language IV or program head placement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 295 - Topics in ASL: American Sign Language III
3 cr.

Develops vocabulary conversational competence and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Encourages contact with the Deaf Community to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: ASL 102 or permission of instructor.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 295 - Topics in ASL: American Sign Language IV
3 cr.

Develops vocabulary conversational competence and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Encourages contact with the Deaf Community to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: ASL 295 --Topics in ASL: American Sign Language III.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ASL 295 - Topics in American Sign Language: Sign Tuning
3 cr.

Provides an opportunity to explore various language elements in ASL including advanced and colloquial aspects of phonology morphology grammar/syntax semantics variation and historical change.

Prerequisite: ASL 295 -- Topics in ASL: American Sign Language III.

Co-requisites: ASL 125 and ASL 220.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY(AST) [back to top]

AST 141 - Word Processing I
3 cr.

Teaches creating and editing documents including line and page layouts columns fonts search/replace cut/paste spell/thesaurus and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software.

Prerequisite: AST 101 or equivalent, or IT program head's permission.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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AST 205 - Business Communications
3 cr.

Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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AUTOMOTIVE(AUT) [back to top]

AUT 101 - Introduction to Automotive Systems
3 cr.

Introduces fundamental systems of automobile the engine fuel exhaust electric ignition lubrication cooling transmission steering brake and suspension systems. Teaches theory and function of each system. Demonstrates operation.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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AUT 111 - Automotive Engines I
4 cr.

Presents analysis of power cylinder condition valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition repairs or adjustments.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 126 - Auto Fuel and Ignition Systems
5 cr.

Studies automobile ignition and fuel systems and their functions in operation of the engine. Includes carburetors fuel pumps ignition systems troubleshooting engine testing and adjustment and tune-up. Prerequisite AUT 242.

Lecture 4 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 7 hours per week.

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AUT 129 - Automotive Electronic Safety Control Systems
3 cr.

Introduces advanced automotive electronic safety control systems including driver alert unintended lane departure blind spot detection active headlights and electronic control of braking systems. Addresses diagnostic procedures and maintenance of electronic safety control systems and the theory function and operation of each system.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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AUT 136 - Automotive Vehicle Inspection
2 cr.

Presents information on methods for performing automotive vehicle safety inspection.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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AUT 149 - Basic Automotive Electrical Diagnostics
5 cr.

Introduces basic automotive electrical concepts including theory and practical application. Provides instruction on using circuit wiring diagrams to accurately diagnose troubleshoot and repair simple electric circuits. Covers basic electrical principles electrical terminology and how to use electrical testing equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification examination.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 8 hours per week.

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AUT 151 - Brake Systems
5 cr.

Introduces basic and advanced automotive braking system concepts including theory and practical application. Provides instruction on Antilock Braking Systems base brake systems and Virginia State Inspection practices. Covers basic mechanical brake systems hydraulics precision measuring instruments and how to use diagnostic test equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A5 Brakes Certification examination.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 8 hours per week.

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AUT 155 - Basic Automotive Engine Performance Diagnostics
5 cr.

Introduces basic engine performance concepts including theory and practical application. Covers vehicle communications scan-tool diagnostics basic engine mechanical tests and diagnosing and repairing vehicle drivability issues. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 Engine Performance Certification examination.

Prerequisites: AUT 111 and AUT 245, or program head approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 8 hours per week.

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AUT 156 - Small Gasoline Engines
2 cr.

Studies small gasoline engine operating principles construction design variety and their many purposes. Gives instruction on two-cycle and four-cycle small gas engines their construction design fuel system ignition systems and lubricating systems. Demonstrates disassembly reconditioning overhaul and reassembly in the lab.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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AUT 165 - Auto Diagnosis and Tune-Up
2 cr.

Presents the techniques for diagnosis of malfunctions in systems of the automobile. Uses dynamometers oscilloscopes and other specialized diagnostic and testing equipment. Demonstrates tune-up of conventional and rotary engines.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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AUT 178 - Automotive Final Drive and Manual Transmission Systems
4 cr.

Presents the operation design construction and repair of manual transmissions and final drive systems for both front and rear drive vehicles including clutches synchronizers and torque multiplication/gear reduction along with differentials transmission/ transaxles drive axles U-joints CV joints four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.

Prerequisite: Completion of AUT 101 - Introduction to Automotive Systems is preferred.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 197 - Cooperative Education in Automotive Mechanics
2 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training for pay in approved business industrial and service firms coordinated by the collegeaapos;s cooperative education office. Applies to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Provides on-the-job training for automotive technology students.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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AUT 199 - Supervised Study - Auto Diagnosis and Tune-Up
2 cr.

Presents the techniques for diagnosis of malfunctions in systems of the automobile. Uses dynamometers oscilloscopes and other specialized diagnostic and testing equipment. Demonstrates tune-up of conventional and rotary engines.

Prerequisite: AUT 126.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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AUT 229 - Applied Automotive Electronic Guidance and Safety Control Systems
3 cr.

Covers advanced automotive electronic systems including GPS navigation communication and guidance control systems. Addresses the theory function operation diagnostic procedures and maintenance of each system. Emphasizes safety.

Prerequisite: AUT 129.

Lecture 1 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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AUT 230 - Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles
3 cr.

Introduces current trends in alternative fueled vehicles including current alternative fueled vehicles and the implication and safety precautions necessary for working on hybrid vehicle systems.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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AUT 233 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology
4 cr.

Presents technologies used in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEV) includes safety theory diagnosis and component replacement. Covers automotive electronics; theory operation and testing.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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AUT 235 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
2 cr.

Studies separate and combined automotive heaters and air conditioning including direct and vacuum-operated controls basic principles of refrigeration adjustment general servicing and charging of air-conditioning systems.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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AUT 236 - Automotive Climate Control
4 cr.

Introduces principles of refrigeration air-conditioning controls and adjustment and general servicing of automotive air-conditioning systems.

Prerequisite: AUT 241.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 241 - Automotive Electricity I
3 cr.

Introduces electricity and magnetism symbols and circuitry as applied to alternators regulators starters lighting systems instruments and gauges and accessories. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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AUT 242 - Automotive Electricity II
3 cr.

Introduces electricity and magnetism symbols and circuitry as applied to alternators regulators starters lighting systems instruments and gauges and accessories. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: AUT 241.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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AUT 243 - Automotive Control Electronics
4 cr.

Introduces advanced automotive technologies and covers the electronic control systems found in hybrid electric vehicle systems battery electric vehicle systems and fuel cell electric vehicle systems. Teaches theory function and operation of each electronic control system and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for these systems. Focuses on safety.

Prerequisite: AUT 245 or program head approval.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 245 - Automotive Electronics
4 cr.

Introduces the field of electronics as it applies to the modern automobile. Emphasizes basic circuit operation diagnosis and repair of digital indicator and warning systems.

Prerequisite: AUT 241.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 251 - Automatic Transmissions
4 cr.

Studies several types of automatic transmissions/transaxles torque converters and their principles of operation. Includes adjustment maintenance and rebuilding.

Prerequisites: Completion of AUT 101 - Introduction to Automotive Systems and AUT 241 - Electricity I is preferred.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 251 - Automatic Transmissions
3 cr.

Studies several types of automatic transmissions/transaxles torque converters and their principles of operation. Includes adjustment maintenance and rebuilding.

Prerequisites: Completion of AUT 101 and AUT 241 is preferred.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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AUT 253 - Electric Vehicles
4 cr.

Covers electric vehicle systems and advanced automotive electronics. Provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance of electric vehicle systems. Teaches theory function and operation of electric vehicle systems. Focuses on safety.

Prerequisites: Experience in the automotive repair field, AUT 241, AUT 242, AUT 245, and AUT 230.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 254 - Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
4 cr.

Covers plug-in hybrid electric vehicle systems extended-range electric vehicle systems and advanced automotive electronics. Teaches theory function and operation of each plug-in hybrid vehicle system and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for these vehicles. Focuses on safety.

Prerequisites: Experience in the automotive repair field, AUT 241, AUT 242, AUT 245, and AUT 230 or approval of the program head.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 256 - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
4 cr.

Introduces advanced automotive technologies and covers hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle systems and advanced automotive electronics. Teaches theory function and operation of fuel cell electric vehicles and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for fuel cell electric vehicle systems. Focuses on safety.

Prerequisite: AUT 245 or program head approval.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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AUT 265 - Automotive Braking Systems
3 cr.

Presents operation design construction repair and servicing of braking system including Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS). Explains uses of tools and test equipment evaluation of test results and estimation of repair cost for power standard and disc brakes.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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AUT 266 - Auto Alignment, Suspension, and Steering
3 cr.

Introduces use of alignment equipment in diagnosing adjusting and repairing front and rear suspensions. Deals with repair and servicing of power and standard steering systems.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 7 hours per week.

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AUT 275 - Shop Management
2 cr.

Studies shop layout personnel management cost analysis record keeping and quality control. Discusses shop manager service salesman and service writer roles in customer relations.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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AUT 297 - Cooperative Education in Automotive Mechanics
2 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training for pay in approved business industrial and service firms coordinated by the collegeaapos;s cooperative education office. Applies to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Provides on-the-job training for automotive technology students.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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BIOLOGY(BIO) [back to top]

BIO 1 - Foundations of Biology
4 cr.

Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form function and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology. Credits cannot be included in any of the collegeaapos;s academic program.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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BIO 100 - Basic Human Biology
3 cr.

Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells tissues and selected human systems. Not intended for students in college transfer AA or AS degree.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11 by placement test or instructor/advisory approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BIO 101 - General Biology I
4 cr.

Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation including macromolecules cellular structure metabolism and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes the process of science interdisciplinary approach and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Assignments require college-level reading fluency coherent written communication and basic mathematical skills. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 102 - General Biology II
4 cr.

Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation including macromolecules cellular structure metabolism and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes the process of science interdisciplinary approach and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Assignments require college-level reading fluency coherent written communication and basic mathematical skills. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 106 - Life Science
4 cr.

Surveys the basic concepts of life science. Engages in the scientific process by developing hypotheses gathering data and analyzing results. Explores topics within the context of the societal implications of science. Intended for students not majoring in science. Assignments require college-level reading fluency coherent written communication and basic mathematical skills. Credit toward graduation cannot be awarded for both BIO 106 and BIO 101 or BIO 102.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 107 - Biology of the Environment
4 cr.

Presents the basic concepts of environmental science through a topical approach. Includes the scientific method population growth and migration use of natural resources and waste management ecosystem simplification and recovery evolution biogeochemical cycles photosynthesis and global warming geological formations atmosphere and climate ozone depletion pollution examples and anti-pollution laws and acid deposition. Environmental Sustainability Designation: Course content related to the study of sustainable development.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11 by placement test or instructor/advisor approval.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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BIO 141 - Anatomy and Physiology I
4 cr.

Presents the study of anatomy aamp; physiology including anatomical terminology homeostasis histology integumentary system skeletal system muscular system and nervous system. Part I of II. Assignments require college-level reading fluency coherent written communication and basic mathematical skills. Corequisite: Demonstration of NAS 2 concepts of Chemical Concepts Cytology and Inheritance through NAS 2 completion; or assessment; or module completion; or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 142 - Anatomy and Physiology II
4 cr.

Continues study of anatomy and physiology including endocrine system blood and cardiovascular system lymphatic system and immunity respiratory system urinary system fluid electrolyte and acid-base balance digestive system and nutrient metabolism reproductive system and prenatal development. Part II of II. Completion of BIO 141 with a grade of C or better.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 145 - Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology
4 cr.

Surveys human anatomy and physiology. Covers basic chemical concepts cellular physiology anatomy and physiology of human organ systems. Assignments require college-level reading fluency coherent written communication and basic mathematical skills.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 149 - Microbiology for Allied Health
1 cr.

Studies the characteristics of microorganisms that are especially important to programs in the Allied Health fields. This course also emphasizes these characteristics in regard to individual and community health.

Prerequisites: ENG 111, MTH 126, and BIO 141 (or NAS 161 or BIO 231)

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BIO 150 - Microbiology for Health Sciences
4 cr.

Focuses on the general characteristics cellular structure and metabolism of microorganisms. Emphasizes microbial relationships with individual and community health. Includes impact of microbes on human health and disease microbial pathogenicity identifying and managing infectious diseases and controlling microbial growth healthcare associated infections and epidemiology. Studies aseptic culturing techniques with hands-on experience in safe microbiology practices.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 205 - General Microbiology
4 cr.

Explores the structure and function of microorganisms and their relationship to the environment and humans. Emphasizes the various groups of microorganisms their growth and metabolism roles in the functioning of ecosystems genetics their roles in human health the use of microbes in industrial applications and biotechnology and methods of microbial control.

Prerequisites: ENG 111, BIO 101, BIO 102, and CHM 111. Corequisite: CHM 112.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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BIO 206 - Cell Biology
4 cr.

Knowing the components of cells and how cells function is fundamental to all biological sciences. This course is for students whose college and career paths require in depth knowledge of the composition and function of cells. Emphasis is placed on the biochemistry of the cell structure and function of cell components photosynthesis cellular respiration gene expression signal transduction communication between cells and the environment and cell growth and differentiation.

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and CHM 111.

Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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BIO 231 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 cr.

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval.

Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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BIO 232 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4 cr.

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval and BIO 231.

Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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BIO 256 - General Genetics
4 cr.

Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis.

Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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BIO 270 - General Ecology
3 cr.

Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations communities and ecosystems.

Prerequisites: Any two of the following: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120.

Lecture 2 hours.

Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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BIO 299 - Supervised Study in Biology: Advanced Microbiology
4 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic design and conduct a lab study assemble and analyze observed lab data and complete a final report on this research.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology (BIO 101 and 102) and one semester of college chemistry (CHM 111 or CHM 101) or faculty approval.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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BIO 299 - Supervised Study in Biology: Intermediate Microbiology
2 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic design and conduct a lab study assemble and analyze observed lab data and complete a final report on this research.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one semester of college chemistry or faculty approval.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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BIO 299 - Supervised Study in Ecology: Advanced
4 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students an opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic design a field study to be conducted assemble and analyze observed field data and complete a final report on this research.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 161 or MTH 167 or faculty approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 8 hours per week.

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BIO 299 - Supervised Study in Ecology: Intermediate
2 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic design a field study to be conducted assemble and analyze observed field data and complete a final report on this research.

Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 161 or MTH 167 or faculty approval.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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BUILDING(BLD) [back to top]

BLD 101 - Construction Management I
3 cr.

Presents overviews of all phases of construction project management. Introduces students to philosophy responsibilities methodology and techniques of the construction process. Introduces topics related to the construction and design industries organizations construction contracts bidding procedures insurance taxes bonding cost accounting business methods including basic computer usage safety and general project management procedures.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 103 - Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspection
3 cr.

Introduces general principles of residential building inspection including materials foundations framing finishing and building codes.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 199 - Supervised Study in Building: Construction Management I
3 cr.

Presents overviews of all phases of construction project management. Introduces students to philosophy responsibilities methodology and techniques of the construction process. Introduces topics related to the construction and design industries organizations construction contracts bidding procedures insurance taxes bonding cost accounting business methods including basic computer usage safety and general project management procedures.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 200 - Sustainable Construction
3 cr.

Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 210 - Building Structures
3 cr.

Introduces analysis and design of steel wood and reinforced concrete structural members including loads reactions bending moments stresses and deflection for selection of beam and column sizes. Considers bolted and welded connections in steel design. Introduces determination of reinforcing steel sizes and arrangements in concrete members.

Prerequisite: MTH 131.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 231 - Construction Estimating I
3 cr.

Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete steel masonry roofing and excavation. Deals with pricing building components materials and processes as well as transportation and handling costs markup discount procedures equipment costs and labor rates.

Prerequisites: ARC 131 and ARC 132 or instructor's approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 247 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
3 cr.

Introduces principles of planning and scheduling a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BLD 299 - Supervised Study in Building: Construction Planning and Scheduling
3 cr.

Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BASIC SKILLS(BSK) [back to top]

BSK 1 - Whole Numbers
1 cr.

Covers whole number principles and computations. Develops the mathematical mastery necessary for MTE 1. Credits not applicable toward graduation.

Lecture 4 hours per week for ¼ semester.

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BSK 41 - Language Arts, Level 1
2 cr.

Introduces basic reading and writing skills in preparation for subsequent courses by focusing on vocabulary development (simple phonics dictionary skills) conventions of Standard English (basic grammar punctuation sentence structure) reading comprehension (reading process topics) study skills (time management textbook format) and critical thinking skills (fact and opinion).

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATION(BUS) [back to top]

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business
3 cr.

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems essential elements of business organization production human resource management marketing finance and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 111 - Principles of Supervision I
3 cr.

Teaches the fundamentals of supervision including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership job management work improvement training and orientation performance evaluation and effective employee/supervisor relationships.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 116 - Entrepreneurship
3 cr.

Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis market research evaluation setting up books ways to finance start-up operations of the business development of business plans buyouts versus starting from scratch and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 117 - Leadership Development
3 cr.

Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork motivation handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
3 cr.

Applies mathematical operations to business process and problems such as wages and payroll sales and property taxes checkbook records and bank reconciliation depreciation overhead distribution of profit and loss in partnerships distribution of corporate dividends commercial discounts markup markdown simple interest present values bank discount notes multiple payment plans compound interest annuities sinking funds and amortization.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 165 - Small Business Management
3 cr.

Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls developing a marketing strategy managing business operations and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.

Prerequisite: BUS 116 or BUS 200 or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 200 - Principles of Management
3 cr.

Teaches management and the management functions of planning organizing leading and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 201 - Organizational Behavior
3 cr.

Presents a behaviorally-oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns conflict management and resolution group functioning and process the psychology of decision-making and the importance of recognizing and managing change.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 205 - Human Resource Management
3 cr.

Introduces employment selection and placement of personnel forecasting job analysis job descriptions training methods and programs employee evaluation systems compensation benefits and labor relations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 208 - Quality and Productivity Management
3 cr.

Focuses on the key quality improvement concepts regarding products and services customers and suppliers and systems and processes that make quality a part of the work life of an organization. Emphasizes the role of teams including team meeting skills and techniques and a variety of quality improvement tools such as flowcharts run charts Pareto diagrams cause and effect diagrams evaluation matrices and implementation road maps.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 209 - Continuous Quality Improvement
3 cr.

Presents the different philosophies in Quality Control. Introduces students to Process Improvement Team Development Consensus Building and Problem-Solving Strategies. Identifies methods for Process Improvement in manufacturing and service organizations which includes Statistical Process Control when used in the quality control function of business and industry.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 220 - Introduction to Business Statistics
3 cr.

Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect present and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion statistical inference index numbers probability theory and time series analysis.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Keyboarding competence.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 240 - Introduction to Business Law
3 cr.

Presents an introduction to the American legal system including an overview of the courts civil and criminal law. Develops an in-depth understanding of contracts agency law and business organizations. Also includes an overview of property UCC Sales and Commercial Paper.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 260 - Planning for Small Business
3 cr.

Provides knowledge of the development of a business plan which can be used to acquire capital and serve as a management guide. Combines knowledge that has been acquired in the areas of planning management and finance using pro forma statements and marketing. Covers internet-searching techniques. Recommended as a capstone course.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 265 - Ethical Issues in Management
3 cr.

Examines the legal ethical and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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BUS 290 - Coordinated Internship in Business Management and Administration
3 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Program head approval is required for enrollment in this course. Variable hours

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BUS 298 - Seminar and Project in Business Management and Administration
3 cr.

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the studentaapos;s occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: Students should have completed most of the management courses before enrolling in this course.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT(CHD) [back to top]

CHD 118 - Language Arts for Young Children
3 cr.

Emphasizes the early development of childrenaapos;s language and literacy skills. Presents techniques and methods for supporting all aspects of early literacy. Surveys childrenaapos;s literature and examines elements of promoting oral literacy print awareness phonological awareness alphabetic principle quality storytelling and story reading. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 119 - Introduction to Reading Methods
3 cr.

Focuses on promoting language and literacy skills as the foundation for emergent reading. Emphasizes phonetic awareness and alphabetic principles print awareness and concepts comprehension and early reading and writing. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 120 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3 cr.

Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in early childhood pre-kindergarten kindergarten and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures and use of classroom time and materials approaches to education for young children professionalism and curricular procedures.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 145 - Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children
3 cr.

Focuses on childrenaapos;s exploration play and creative expression in the areas of art music and movement. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various open-ended media representing a range of approaches in creative thinking. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 146 - Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children
3 cr.

Provides experiences in content methods and materials for the development of math science and social studies skills in children. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various resources to facilitate childrenaapos;s construction of knowledge. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for children with special needs and English Language Learners.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 165 - Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
3 cr.

Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. Includes 40 hours of field placement in early learning setting.

Prerequisite: Students must be eligible to work with young children according to Department of Social Services requirements.

Lecture 2 hours (seminar).

Laboratory 2 hours (field placement).

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 166 - Infant and Toddler Programs
3 cr.

Examines child growth and development from birth to 36 months. Focuses on development in the physical cognitive social emotional and language domains. Emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships for healthy brain development during the childaapos;s first three years of life. Investigates regulatory standards for infant/toddler caregiving.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 205 - Guiding the Behavior of Children
3 cr.

Explores the role of the early childhood educator in supporting emotional and social development of children and in fostering a sense of community. Presents practical strategies for encouraging prosocial behavior conflict resolution and problem solving. Emphasizes basic skills and techniques in child guidance.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 210 - Introduction to Exceptional Children
3 cr.

Reviews the history of and legal requirements for providing intervention and educational services for children with special needs. Studies the characteristics of children with a diverse array of needs and developmental abilities. Explores concepts of early intervention inclusion guiding behavior and adapting environments to meet childrenaapos;s needs.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 215 - Models of Early Childhood Education Programs
3 cr.

Studies and discusses the various models and theories of early childhood education programs including current trends and issues. Presents state licensing and staff requirements.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 216 - Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change
3 cr.

Explores methods of developing positive effective relations with families to enhance their developmental goals for children. Considers culture and other diverse needs perspectives and abilities of families and educators. Emphasizes advocacy and public policy awareness as an important role of early childhood educators. Describes risk factors and identifies community resources.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 265 - Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
3 cr.

Focuses on implementation of activity planning and observation of children through participation in early childhood settings. Emphasizes responsive teaching practices and assessment of childrenaapos;s development. Reviews legal and ethical implications of working with children. Supports the student in creating a professional educational portfolio. Includes 40 hours of field placement in early learning setting.

Lecture 2 hours (seminar).

Laboratory 2 hours (field placement).

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHD 270 - Administration of Child Care Programs
3 cr.

Examines the skills needed for establishing and managing early childhood programs. Emphasizes professionalism and interpersonal skills program planning staff selection and development creating policies budgeting and developing forms for recordkeeping.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CHD 298 - Seminar and Project in Childhood Development: Portfolio Development
1 cr.

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the studentaapos;s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Serves in conjunction with CHD 265 as the capstone course for the Early Childhood Development Associate of Applied Science degree.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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CHINESE(CHI) [back to top]

CHI 101 - Beginning Chinese I
5 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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CHI 102 - Beginning Chinese II
5 cr.

This is the second semester of the two-semester course for beginners or a refresher course for non-native speakers with other equivalent experience. In this course students will continue their introduction to basic standard Mandarin Chinese spoken by over a billion people in mainland China Taiwan Singapore and other parts of the world. They will learn to comprehend speak read and write on a variety of topics related to daily life. The course will also expand on the studentaapos;s growing knowledge of essential aspects of Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: CHI 101 or demonstrated proficiency or equivalence.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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CHEMISTRY(CHM) [back to top]

CHM 1 - Chemistry I
4 cr.

Presents basic inorganic and organic principles to students with little or no chemistry background. Taught as pass/fail the course can be taken in subsequent semesters as necessary until course objectives are completed. The credits are not applicable to any of the collegeaapos;s academic programs although high school level chemistry or higher may be required for entrance into certain programs. The credits do not transfer.

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials (MTE), units 1-3, as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry I
4 cr.

Explores the experimental and theoretical concepts of general chemistry while emphasizing scientific reasoning critical and analytical thinking. Designed for the non-science major. This is a Passport Transfer Course.

Prerequisite: competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion. Corequisite of MTH 154 or higher.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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CHM 102 - Introductory Chemistry II
4 cr.

Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic organic and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 101 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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CHM 111 - General Chemistry I
4 cr.

Explores the fundamental laws theories and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part I of II. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in the lecture portion of the course to earn an overall grade of C or higher.

Prerequisite: MTE 1-9 and placement recommendation of ENG 111.

Co-requisite: MTH 161 or higher with a grade of C or better.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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CHM 112 - General Chemistry II
4 cr.

Explores the fundamental laws theories and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

Lecture 3 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits Prerequisite: CHM 111 with a grade of C or higher. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in the lecture portion of the course to earn an overall grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: MTH 161 or higher and CHM 111 with a grade of C or better. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

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CHM 241 - Organic Chemistry I
3 cr.

Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds including structures physical properties syntheses and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 112 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours. Total contact 3 hours per week.

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CHM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
3 cr.

Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds including structures physical properties syntheses and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 241 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Total 3 contact hours per week.

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CHM 243 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
1 cr.

Provides a laboratory experience for students in organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 112 or permission of instructor.

Co-requisite: CHM 241.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

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CHM 244 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
1 cr.

Provides a laboratory experience for students in organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 112 or permission of instructor.

Co-requisite: CHM 242.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

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CHM 245 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
2 cr.

Introduces various methods and procedures used in present day organic laboratories. Covers the general techniques organic synthesis and the use of common spectroscopic instrumentation; synthesizing a variety of compounds; and analyzing the products through physical properties and spectroscopy. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 112 with a grade of C or better.

Co-requisite: CHM 241.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHM 246 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
2 cr.

Introduces various methods and procedures used in present day organic laboratories. Covers the general techniques organic synthesis and the use of common spectroscopic instrumentation; synthesizing a variety of compounds; and analyzing the products through physical properties and spectroscopy. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: CHM 245.

Co-requisite: CHM 242.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Lab 3 hours per week.

Total 4 hours per week.

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CHM 260 - Introductory Biochemistry
3 cr.

Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules metabolic pathways and biochemical genetics.

Prerequisites: CHM 112 and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE(CSC) [back to top]

CSC 130 - Scientific Programming
4 cr.

Introduces a science and engineering-oriented high-level programming language. Studies the C language and its application in problem-solving in a structured programming environment. Includes the concepts and practice of structured programming problem-solving top-down design of algorithms basic C syntax control structures arrays and data structures.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MTH 263 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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CSC 155 - Computer Concepts and Applications
3 cr.

Introduces basic hardware and software concepts of computer usage programming languages and the computeraapos;s impact on society. Includes applications of various types of software to illustrate how computers are used in sciences social sciences humanities and education. Covers the use of an operating system word processing spreadsheets e-mail library access database access and retrieval presentation graphics and the Internet.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CSC 200 - Introduction to Computer Science
3 cr.

Provides a broad introduction to computer science and the work of computer scientists. Discusses architecture and the function of computer hardware including networks and operating systems data and instruction representation and data organization. Covers software algorithms programming languages team dynamics research resources social and ethical aspects of technology and software engineering. Discusses artificial intelligence and theory of computation. Includes a hands-on component with oral and written presentations.

Prerequisite: MATH 167 or the equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CSC 201 - Computer Science I
4 cr.

Introduces algorithm and problem-solving methods. Emphasizes structured programming concepts elementary data structures and the study and use of a high level programming language.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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CSC 202 - Computer Science II
4 cr.

Examines data structures introduction to object-oriented design and algorithm analysis. Covers data structures (including sets strings stacks queues arrays records files linked lists and trees) polymorphism inheritance exceptions interfaces abstract data types algorithm analysis (including searching and sorting methods) and file structures.

Prerequisite: CSC 201 with a grade of "C" or better.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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CSC 205 - Computer Organization
3 cr.

Examines the hierarchical structure of computer architecture. Focuses on multi-level machine organization. Uses a simple assembler language to complete programming projects. Includes processors instruction execution addressing techniques data representation and digital logic.

Prerequisite: CSC 202.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CSC 208 - Introduction to Discrete Structures
3 cr.

Covers Boolean algebra combinatorial and sequential circuits algorithms and algorithm analysis recursion recurrence relations graphs and trees.

Prerequisites: CSC 201 with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CSC 210 - Programming with C++
3 cr.

Covers advanced topics using the syntax of the C++ language. Includes language syntax problem-solving techniques top-down refinement procedure definition loop invariance theory of numerical errors program design objects classes inheritance files strings linked lists stacks queues binary trees recursion and basic searching and sorting techniques and debugging.

Prerequisite: CSC 130.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CSC 221 - Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming
3 cr.

Introduces problem solving and implementation of solutions using a high level programming language in a structured programming environment. Includes concepts and practice of structured programming problem-solving top-down design of algorithms a high level programming language syntax control structures arrays and an introduction into object oriented programming. First course in a three course sequence. (CSC 221-222-223) The assignments in this course require mathematical problem solving skills algebraic modeling and functions and use of variables.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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CSC 222 - Object-Oriented Programming
4 cr.

Introduces the concepts and techniques of object-oriented programming to students with a background in procedural programming and problem solving. Uses a high-level computer language to illustrate and implement the topics. Second course in a three course sequence. (CSC 221-222-223).

Prerequisite: CSC 221 or equivalent or departmental consent.

Lecture 4 hours.

Total 4 hours per week. 4 credits.

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CSC 223 - Data Structures & Analysis of Algorithms
4 cr.

Explores and contrasts data structures algorithms for manipulating data structures and their use and appropriateness in writing efficient real-world programming applications. Investigates implementations of different data structures for efficient searching sorting and other transformer operations. Third course in a three-course sequence. (CSC 221-222-223). Corequisite: CSC 208 or equivalent

Prerequisite: CSC 222 or by departmental consent. Corequisite: CSC 208 or equivalent

Lecture 4 hours.

Total 4 hours per week. 4 credits

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CSC 295 - Topics in Computer Science: Introduction to the Theory of Computations
3 cr.

Focuses on complexity classes grammars formal languages Turing machines and computability.

Prerequisite: CSC 208, or equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CENTRAL STERILE PROCESSING(CSP) [back to top]

CSP 101 - Introduction to Central Sterile Services
1 cr.

Introduces students to the central service area of health care facilities and the responsibilities and role of the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). Explores the practical application of concepts and procedures such as regulations and standards safety personal protective equipment (PPE) universal precautions and the work flow of the central service department. Discusses disinfection decontamination transportation of soiled items and cleaning processes. Explores the basics of instrumentation assembly and how to process instruments including disassembly.

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CSP 106 - Surgical Instrumentation
1 cr.

Prepares the student to visually identify surgical instruments and distinguish category use and name of each instrument. Emphasizes quality assurance and provides the student with the skills to package and inspect instrumentation and equipment for sterilization.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

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CSP 107 - Fundamentals of Central Sterile Services
1 cr.

Prepares the student for entry level practice in assembly area of the central service department. Covers the packaging process and sterilization method with an emphasis on disposable packaging materials package closure methods package labeling sterility maintenance selection of appropriate packing material and identification of instruments by category use and name. Emphasizes quality assurance to enable the student to inspect assemble and prepare instrumentation for packaging.

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CSP 135 - Central Sterile Infection Control
2 cr.

Introduces the fundamentals of infection control. Content will include an introduction to concepts of microbiology including cell structure and theory microbial function human and pathogen relationships infectious process blood-borne and airborne pathogens defense microorganisms and principles of microbial control and destruction.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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CSP 191 - Fundamental Clinical Applications
3 cr.

Provides students hands-on practice in the clinical setting of central sterile service with an emphasis on the decontamination and processing areas. Provides the clinical experience required for International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification.

Laboratory 9 hours per week.

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CSP 205 - Intermediate Central Sterile Services
1 cr.

Prepares the student for point-of-use processing immediate-use steam sterilization and high-heat and low-heat sterilization methods. Emphasizes proper procedures involved in transporting sterile goods through facilities and between various clinical sites and quality assurance to ensure customer satisfaction and safety records maintenance sterile storage and central service inventory.

Prerequisite: CSP 107.

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CSP 291 - Intermediate Clinical Applications
3 cr.

Provides the student with continued hands-on practice in the clinical setting with an emphasis on packaging wrapping and sterilization in the clinical setting within a central sterilization processing department. Provides the clinical experience required for International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification.

Prerequisite: CSP 191.

Laboratory 9 hours per week.

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CSP 292 - Advanced Clinical Applications: Capstone
3 cr.

Provides continued hands-on clinical experience in a central sterilization processing department. Emphasizes the studentaapos;s ability to demonstrate distribution sterile storage and case cart preparation in the clinical setting with minimal supervision and provides hours required for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification.

Prerequisite: CSP 291.

Laboratory 9 hours per week.

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COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND THEATRE(CST) [back to top]

CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking
3 cr.

Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CST 110 - Introduction to Communication
3 cr.

Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual small group and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CST 151 - Film Appreciation I
3 cr.

Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CST 152 - Film Appreciation II
3 cr.

Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop the skills to analyze the shared social cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. The course focuses on the interplay of contemporary aspects of film creation such as diverse audiences economic realities and emerging media formats. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: Fluency in Standard American English; placement in ENG 111 or placement in ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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CST 229 - Intercultural Communication
3 cr.

Emphasizes the influence of culture on the communication process including differences in values message systems and communication rules.

Prerequisite: Completion of all developmental reading and writing recommendations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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DIETETICS(DIT) [back to top]

DIT 121 - Nutrition I
3 cr.

Studies food composition dietary guidelines and nutrients essential to healthy human life. Analyzes nutrient function and metabolism.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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DENTAL ASSISTING(DNA) [back to top]

DNA 100 - Introduction to Oral Health Professions
1 cr.

Provides an introduction to the oral health professions and covers basic terminology historical perspective the credentialing process accreditation professional organizations and legal and ethical considerations.

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DNA 103 - Introduction to Oral Health
1 cr.

Teaches anatomy of the head and neck the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity tooth morphology deciduous and permanent dentitions as well as dental pathology and terminology.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Completion of courses in the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

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DNA 108 - Dental Science
3 cr.

Studies head and neck anatomy tooth morphology pathological conditions of the oral cavity disease processes and microbiology.

Prerequisite: Completion of prerequisite courses in the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DNA 100 and DNA 103.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 109 - Practical Infection Control
3 cr.

Studies the principles of management of disease-producing microorganisms and associated diseases. Emphasizes sterilization asepsis and disinfection techniques applicable in the dental office.

Prerequisite: Completion of prerequisite courses in Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 113, and DNA 120.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 110 - Dental Materials
3 cr.

Studies the materials utilized in the laboratory aspect of dentistry as support in treatment. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics manipulation economical control storage and delivery of materials.

Prerequisite: Completion of courses in the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 113, and DNA 120.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 113 - Chairside Assisting I
3 cr.

Provides instruction on the principles of clinical chairside dental assisting dental equipment use and maintenance safety instrument identification tray set-ups by procedures and patient data collection. Emphasizes patient management during restorative procedures.

Prerequisite: Completion of prerequisite courses in the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 120.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 114 - Chairside Assisting II
4 cr.

Introduces the student to the various dental specialties including oral surgery orthodontics periodontics prosthodontics endodontics and pediatric dentistry. Emphasizes integration and application of previous course content to operative dental procedures.

Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 113, and DNA 120.

Co-requisite: DNA 190.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 8 hours per week.

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DNA 119 - Dental Therapeutics
1 cr.

Exposes students to concepts and terminology related to pharmacology pain control and dental medicinal agents. Emphasizes use of materials in patient treatment.

Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA109, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 113, and DNA 120.

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DNA 120 - Community Health
1 cr.

Studies topics related to community health issues including identification of specific diseases symptoms causes and effects. Emphasizes the promotion of oral health in the community through patient education in oral home care techniques dietary counseling plaque control procedures and application of medicinal agents.

Prerequisites: Completion of prerequisite courses in the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate.

Co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, and DNA 113.

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DNA 130 - Dental Office Management
3 cr.

Exposes students to and provides practical experience in the legal aspects of dental office management with regard to ethics jurisprudence appointment control recall systems reception techniques telephone techniques accounts receivable and payable payroll insurance claims inventory control and professional conduct in a dental office.

Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 113, DNA 120, and DNA 190.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 134 - Dental Radiology and Practicum
3 cr.

Teaches the physics of dental radiation and safety equipment operation cone placement for the parallel and bisection techniques panoramic exposures mounting and film processing.

Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 113, and DNA 120.

Co-requisite: DNA 110. Students must be at least 18 years-old to enroll in course.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DNA 190 - Coordinated Internship in Dental Assisting
2 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Provides students clinical experience to supplement DNA 113 through hands-on experience in the dental clinic at Reynolds. Students will be assisting various dental practices.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 110, DNA 113, DNA 120, DNA 114, DNA 119, and DNA 134.

Laboratory 8 hours per week.

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DNA 196 - On-Site Training in Dental Assisting
5 cr.

Provides clinical experience within the private practice community by exposing students to the fast-paced dental office environment in which the student performs chairside and support services with an established team. Focuses on chairside assisting in general dentistry at two different clinical sites. Students will complete the required number of clinical hours at the two assigned facilities.

Prerequisites: DNA 100, DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 109, DNA 110, DNA 113, DNA 114, DNA 119, DNA 120, DNA 134, and DNA 190.

Co-requisite: DNA 130.

Laboratory 24 hours per week.

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DRAFTING(DRF) [back to top]

DRF 111 - Technical Drafting I
3 cr.

Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Teaches lettering metric construction technical sketching orthographic projection sections intersections development fasteners theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances. Includes pictorial drawing and preparation of working and detailed drawings. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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DRF 165 - Architectural Blueprint Reading
3 cr.

Emphasizes reading understanding and interpreting standard types of architectural drawing including plans elevations sections and details.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DRF 231 - Computer-Aided Drafting I
3 cr.

Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components and operating a typical CAD system.

Prerequisite: DRF 111 is recommended for students (but not required) who have no previous technical drawing experience.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DRF 232 - Computer-Aided Drafting II
3 cr.

Teaches advanced operations in computer-aided drafting.

Prerequisite: DRF 231.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DRF 238 - Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering I
3 cr.

Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling rendering and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization sometimes known as photo-realism which enable the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. 3-D Studio is the primary software used in this course. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: DRF 232.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DRF 239 - Computer-Aided Modeling and Rendering II
3 cr.

Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling rendering and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization sometimes known as photo-realism which enable the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: DRF 238.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DIESEL(DSL) [back to top]

DSL 126 - Diesel Engine Reconditioning
6 cr.

Provides basic knowledge of the construction design and application of selected modern diesel engines and their components. Covers induction and exhaust systems cooling and lubricating systems and fuel injection and governing systems. Provides opportunity to disassemble inspect recondition reassemble and test selected engines.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 9 hours per week.

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DSL 131 - Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-Up
4 cr.

Teaches maintenance adjustment testing and general repair of the typical fuel injection components used on non-automotive diesel engines. Includes engine and fuel system tune-up procedures and troubleshooting using current diagnostic equipment.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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DSL 143 - Diesel Truck Electrical Systems
4 cr.

Studies the theory and operation of various truck and tractor electrical systems. Covers preheating starting generating (charging) multiplexing and lighting systems. Uses modern test equipment for measurement adjustment and troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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DSL 150 - Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics
3 cr.

Introduces the theory operation and maintenance of hydraulic/pneumatic systems and devices used in mobile applications. Emphasizes the properties of fluid fluid flow fluid states and the application of Bernoulliaapos;s equation.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DSL 152 - Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension
4 cr.

Studies the chassis suspension steering and brake systems found on medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks. Covers construction features operating principles and service procedures for such power train components as clutches multi-speed transmissions propeller shafts and rear axles. Teaches operations of modern equipment to correct and adjust abnormalities.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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DSL 160 - Air Brake Systems
3 cr.

Studies the basic operational theory of pneumatic and air brake systems as used in heavy-duty and public transportation vehicles. Covers various air control valves test system components and advanced air system schematics. Teaches proper service and preventative maintenance of system.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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DSL 176 - Transportation Air Conditioning
2 cr.

Studies fundamentals of transportation air conditioning. Includes repair service and troubleshooting of the refrigeration systems used in road vehicles and heavy equipment.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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DSL 197 - Cooperative Education in Diesel Mechanics Technology
3 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training for pay in approved business industrial and service firms coordinated by the collegeaapos;s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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ECONOMICS(ECO) [back to top]

ECO 120 - Survey of Economics
3 cr.

Presents a broad overview of economic theory history development and application. Introduces terms definitions policies and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ECO 150 - Economic Essentials: Theory and Application
3 cr.

Presents a broad overview of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with application to current economic situations. Introduces concepts policies and theories in addition to models of domestic and global economies.

Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
3 cr.

Presents the fundamental macroeconomic concepts theories and issues including the study of scarcity and opportunity cost supply and demand national economic growth inflation recession unemployment fiscal and monetary policies and international trade. Develops an appreciation of how these economic concepts apply to consumer business and government decisions and their effect on the overall economy. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
3 cr.

Presents the fundamental microeconomic concepts theories and issues including the study of scarcity and opportunity cost supply and demand elasticities marginal revenues and costs profits production and distribution. Develops an appreciation of how these economic concepts apply to consumer and business decisions and their effect on the individual. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENGLISH DIRECT ENROLLMENT(EDE) [back to top]

EDE 10 - English Composition Preparation
3 cr.

Provides academic skills and support for introductory composition. Students will identify and apply academic skills including critical reading writing thinking and research.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDE 11 - English Composition Readiness
3 cr.

Provides academic support for successful completion of ENG 111. Students will identify and apply academic skills including critical reading writing thinking and introductory research.

Co-requisite: ENG 111.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDUCATION(EDU) [back to top]

EDU 200 - Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
3 cr.

Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia including historical perspectives current issues and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations steps to certification teacher preparation and induction programs and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school.

Prerequisites: SDV 101 and successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses or departmental approval for students accepted into Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow program.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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EDU 214 - Instructional Principles of Driver Education
3 cr.

Analyzes rules and regulations that govern the conduct of Driver Education programs with special emphasis on organization and administration. Includes uses in the classroom driving range and on the street. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take the state certification exam in driver education. This is the second of two courses that is required for state certification in driver education.

Prerequisite: EDU 114.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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EDU 220 - Teaching Reading
3 cr.

Provides instruction in concepts and strategies involved in teaching reading at the K-12 levels. Includes topics on literacy and components and development various reading programs technology integration and assessment tools. May include a field placement in a K-12 school.

Prerequisite: Students must satisfy general college curricular admission requirements.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDU 235 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
3 cr.

Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health hygiene nutrition and feeding routines childhood diseases and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well-being of children as well as procedures for reporting child abuse.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDU 286 - Multimedia for Online Distance and E-learning (MODEL)
3 cr.

Provides students an opportunity to identify create and implement multimedia in an e-learning course. Covers an introduction to multimedia the ASSURE model of instructional design various media formats screen design and user friendliness storyboards and storyboard development multimedia development assessment creation and incorporating multimedia into Blackboard/Canvas.

Prerequisites: MODEL enrollees must have successfully completed EDU 287 - Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL), possess basic computer skills, be familiar with how to navigate the World Wide Web, and have used Blackboard/Canvas for a minimum of one semester. Blackboard/Canvas utilized as a supplement to a face-to-face class will fulfill this requirement.

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EDU 287 - Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL)
3 cr.

Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses.

Prerequisites: IDOL enrollees must have basic computer skills, be familiar with how to navigate the World Wide Web and have used Blackboard/Canvas for a minimum of one semester (as a supplement to a face-to-face class will fulfill this requirement).

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDU 288 - Engaging Online Learners with Web 2.0 Applications (ENROLL 2.0)
3 cr.

Introduces learners to the fundamentals of using various Web 2.0 applications in order to conduct and manage an online classroom in a manner that promotes student engagement and learning.

Prerequisites: EDU 287, basic computer and web navigation skills, and experience using Blackboard/Canvas for at least one semester for teaching.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDU 289 - Learning on the Go (LoGo)
3 cr.

Provides introduction to the fundamentals of implementing mobile technologies in the online teaching and learning environment. Focuses on increasing student engagement using mobile technologies and includes an overview of mobile learning common applications researching and applying mobile learning developing content and materials to be used with mobile devices assessing in the mobile learning environment social media productivity and a self-reflection.

Prerequisites: LoGo enrollees must have basic computer skills, be familiar with how to navigate the World Wide Web, and experience using Blackboard for a minimum of one semester (as a supplement to a face-to-face class will fulfill this requirement). In addition, the learner should have successfully completed EDU 287 (IDOL) or the equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EDU 295 - Topics in Education: Updating Classroom Assessment for Student Growth
3 cr.

Develops effective assessment practices of in-service teachers. Focuses on a balanced assessment approach emphasizing the use of formative and summative assessments. Utilizes quality rubrics as a vital component of effective classroom assessment. Addresses local state and federal requirements that impact classroom assessment. Examines the concept that quality assessment is vital to student success. Emphasizes the application of course content to each teacheraapos;s individual classroom setting.

Prerequisite: Must be a licensed and/or in-service preK-12 teacher or administrator.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENGINEERING(EGR) [back to top]

EGR 110 - Engineering Graphics
3 cr.

Presents theories and principles of orthographic projection. Studies multiview pictorial drawings and sketches geometric construction sectioning lettering tolerancing dimensioning and auxiliary projections. Studies the analysis and graphic presentation of space relationships of fundamental geometric elements; points lines planes and solids. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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EGR 121 - Foundations of Engineering
2 cr.

Introduces the engineering profession and its impact on society and the environment including engineering problem solving the engineering design process and professional practices. Covers fundamental engineering calculations descriptive statistics basic spreadsheet and mathematical scripting language applications professional ethics teamwork and communication.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible; MTH 162 or MTH 167, or equivalent; or departmental approval.

Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits.

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EGR 122 - Engineering Design
3 cr.

Applies engineering methods to a semester-long team design project with an emphasis on engineering software involving 2D and 3D computer aided design; data modeling and analysis; and iterative programming solutions. Covers design drawings and dimensioning; spreadsheet software usage; mathematical scripting language; and professional practices. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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EGR 124 - Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Methods
3 cr.

Introduces the engineering profession professionalism and ethics. Covers problem presentation engineering calculations digital computer applications word processing worksheets programming and elementary numerical methods. Design project also includes using presentation software database searching and prototyping.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MTH 263.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 125 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers
4 cr.

Introduces problem solving and implementation of computer software solutions using a high-level programming language in a structured environment. Includes concepts and practice of algorithm design language syntax control structures arrays and introduction to object-oriented programming. Covers engineering applications such as mathematical modeling file input and output and basic numerical methods. The assignments in this course require mathematical problem-solving skills algebraic modeling and functions and use of variables.

Prerequisites: MTH 162 or MTH 167 or equivalent. Corequisites: EGR 121.

Total 4 hours per week. 4 credits

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EGR 140 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
3 cr.

Introduces mechanics of vector forces and space scalar mass and time including SI and US customary units. Teaches equilibrium free-body diagrams moments couples distributed forces centroids moments of inertia analysis of two-force and multi-force members and friction and internal forces.

Prerequisite: MTH 263.

Lecture 3 hours,

Total 3 hours.

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EGR 206 - Engineering Economy
3 cr.

Presents economic analysis of engineering alternatives. Studies economic and cost concepts calculation of economic equivalence comparison of alternatives replacement economy economic optimization in design and operation depreciation and after-tax analysis.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ENG 111.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 245 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
3 cr.

Presents approach to kinematics of particles in linear and curvilinear motion. Includes kinematics of rigid bodies in plane motion. Teaches Newtonaapos;s second law work-energy and power impulse and momentum and problem-solving using computers.

Prerequisite: EGR 140.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 246 - Mechanics of Materials
3 cr.

Teaches concepts of stress strain deformation internal equilibrium and basic properties of engineering materials. Analyzes axial loads torsion bending shear and combined loading. Studies stress transformation and principle stresses column analysis and energy principles.

Prerequisite: EGR 140.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 248 - Thermodynamics for Engineering
3 cr.

Studies formulation of the first and second law of thermodynamics. Presents energy conversion concepts of energy temperature entropy enthalpy and equations of state of fluids. Covers reversibility and irreversibility in processes closed and open systems cyclical processes and problem-solving using computers.

Prerequisite: MTH 263.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 251 - Basic Electric Circuits I
3 cr.

Teaches fundamentals of electric circuits. Includes circuit quantities of charge current potential power and energy. Teaches resistive circuit analysis; Ohmaapos;s and Kirchhoffaapos;s laws; nodal and mesh analysis; network theorems; RC RL and RLC circuit transient response with constant forcing functions. Teaches AC steady-state analysis power and three-phase circuits. Presents frequency domain analysis resonance Fourier series inductively coupled circuits Laplace transform applications and circuit transfer functions. Introduces problem-solving using computers. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: MTH 264 and PHY 241 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EGR 255 - Electric Circuits Laboratory
1 cr.

Teaches principles and operation of laboratory instruments such as VOM electronic voltmeters digital multimeters oscilloscopes counters wave generators and power supplies. Presents application to circuit measurements including transient and steady-state response of simple networks with laboratory applications of laws and theories of circuits plus measurement of AC quantities.

Co-requisite: EGR 251.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

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EGR 270 - Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
4 cr.

Covers digital system analysis design and implementation. Includes digital logic Boolean algebra combinational and sequential circuits hierarchical design and introduction to computer organization and assembly language. Features in laboratory work the use of discrete logic programmable logic devices and hardware description language to design simulate implement validate and document digital circuits.

Lecture 3 hours,

Laboratory 3 hours,

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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EGR 271 - Electric Circuits I
4 cr.

Covers fundamentals of electric circuits. Teaches resistive circuit analysis methods including network theorems. Features operational amplifiers capacitors inductors resistor-capacitor (RC) resistor-inductor (RL) and resistance-inductance-capacitance (RLC) circuit transient response. Introduces phasor representation of alternating current (AC) circuits. Utilizes circuit design processes technical writing and computer software for problem solving. Includes laboratory analysis to explore course concepts. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: MTH 264 and EGR 121.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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EGR 272 - Electric Circuits II
4 cr.

Covers sinusoidal steady-state circuit response using phasors frequency analysis of linear circuits including frequency response Bode plots Fourier series analysis and design of basic filters. Examines Laplace circuit analysis and transfer functions AC power analysis nonlinear diode models and technical writing. Includes laboratory analysis and open-ended design project. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: MTH 267 and EGR 271.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES(EMS) [back to top]

EMS 100 - CPR for Healthcare Providers
1 cr.

Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Specifically provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth/mask artificial ventilation and chest compression choking life-threatening emergencies sudden illness and AED skills for adults children and infants in keeping with current Emergency Cardiac Care Standards as established by the American Heart Association. Equivalent to HLT 105.

Co-requisite: EMS 112.

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EMS 111 - Emergency Medical Technician
7 cr.

Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician.

Prerequisite: EMS 100 or equivalent CPR certification at the Health Care Provider level. An approved substitute is HLT 105.

Co-requisite: EMS 120.

Lecture 5 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 9 hours per week.

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EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician Clinical
1 cr.

Provides supervised direct patient contact introducing the student to the assessment and emergency care of sick and injured patients. This course is a co-requisite for either EMS 111 or EMS 113 depending upon the program in which the student is participating.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 121 - Preparatory Foundations
2 cr.

Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems introduction to research workforce safety and wellness EMS system communications introduction to public health legal and

Prerequisite: BIO 145, Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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EMS 123 - EMS Clinical Preparation
1 cr.

Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clinical activities above the level of EMT. Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates therapeutic communication primary assessment history taking secondary assessment reassessment monitoring devices and documentation.

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 125 - Basic Pharmacology
1 cr.

Prepares students to demonstrate competency concerning basic principles of pharmacology drug dosage calculations and medication administration. Introduces medications listed in the Advanced EMT (AEMT) scope of practice.

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Co-requisite: EMS 126.

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EMS 126 - Basic Pharmacology Lab
1 cr.

Focuses on the safe administration of medications in the emergency setting. Includes drug dose calculation and covers multiple routes of administration including oral intramuscular subcutaneous intravenous and intraosseous and other methods within the scope of practice for the emergency care provider.

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Co-requisite: EMS 125.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 127 - Airway, Shock and Resuscitation
1 cr.

Introduces concepts associated with pre-hospital emergency care of the individual experiencing airway difficulty or in need of resuscitation or shock management.

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Co-requisite: EMS 128.

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EMS 128 - Airway, Shock and Resuscitation Lab
1 cr.

Focuses on specific skills related to airway resuscitation and shock management.

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Co-requisite: EMS 127.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 135 - Emergency Medical Care
2 cr.

Prepares the student to assess and manage patients with common medical emergencies.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 136.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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EMS 136 - Emergency Medical Care Lab
1 cr.

Focuses on specific skills related to the assessment and management of common medical emergencies.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 135.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 137 - Trauma Care
1 cr.

Prepares the student to assess and manage injured patients developing his/her problem-solving ability in the treatment of trauma involving various body systems.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 138.

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EMS 138 - Trauma Care Lab
1 cr.

Focuses on the skills required for the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injury.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 137.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 139 - Special Populations
1 cr.

Focuses on the pre-hospital assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics geriatrics obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) bariatric abuse sexual assault and special needs.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 140.

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EMS 140 - Special Populations Lab
1 cr.

Develops skills related to the assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics geriatrics obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) bariatric abuse sexual assault and special needs.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 139.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 141 - Cardiovascular Care
2 cr.

Focuses on assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies. Covers basic dysrhythmia recognition and relates it to overall cardiac patient care.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite: EMS 142.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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EMS 142 - Cardiovascular Care Lab
1 cr.

Focuses on skills involved in the assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies.

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128. Corequisite EMS 141.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 163 - Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
1 cr.

Prepares for certification as a Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons.

Prerequisites: EMS 111 or equivalent.

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EMS 164 - Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
1 cr.

Covers current topics of care for adult patients suffering extensive medical conditions and emergencies and offers certification as an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

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EMS 165 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
1 cr.

Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) builds on the foundation of Basic Life Support (BLS) emphasizing the importance of continuous high-quality CPR. The hands-on instruction and simulated cases in this advanced course are designed to help enhance skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest immediate post-cardiac arrest acute arrhythmia stroke and acute coronary syndromes.

Prerequisites: EMS 100.

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EMS 167 - Emergency Pediatrics Course (EPC)
1 cr.

Provides a unique approach to pediatric medical care offering assessment techniques that can help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention. Offers certification as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

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EMS 175 - Paramedic Clinical Experience I
1 cr.

Introduces students to live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. Begins a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

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EMS 202 - Paramedic Pharmacology
2 cr.

Focuses on advanced pharmacological interventions medications and their effects.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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EMS 203 - Advanced Patient Care
2 cr.

Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of patients in out-of-hospital and inter-facility scenarios. Content is centered on problem-solving through integration of didactic psychomotor and affective curricula.

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Co-requisite: EMS 204.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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EMS 204 - Advanced Patient Care Lab
2 cr.

Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of out-of-hospital and inter-facility patients using scenario-based learning.

Co-requisite: EMS 203.

Laboratory 4 hours per week.

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EMS 206 - Pathophysiology for the Health Professions
3 cr.

Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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EMS 210 - EMS Operations
1 cr.

Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations incident and scene safety and awareness triage multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents).

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 212 - Leadership and Professional Development
1 cr.

Focuses on the development of leadership within the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) topics include civic engagement personal wellness resource management ethical considerations in leadership and research.

Lecture 1 hour.

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EMS 216 - Paramedic Review
1 cr.

Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam. May be repeated once for credit.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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EMS 247 - Paramedic Clinical Experience II
1 cr.

Continues the student experience with live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. It is the second step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

Laboratory 3 hours.

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EMS 248 - Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience
2 cr.

Expands the student experience with live patient assessment and management into the field setting. It is the third step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level.

Laboratory 6 hours

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EMS 249 - Paramedic Capstone Internship
2 cr.

Provides summative evaluation of the Paramedic student in the cognitive psychomotor and affective domains.

Laboratory 6 hours.

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ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS(ENF) [back to top]

ENF 1 - Preparing for College English I
8 cr.

Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

Lecture 8 hours per week.

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ENF 2 - Preparing for College English II
4 cr.

Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation students will move into Preparing for College Level III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ENF 3 - Preparing for College English III
2 cr.

Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation for college-level English but still need some preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level English. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Qualifying Placement Score.

Co-requisite: Co-enrollment in a college-level English course (normally ENG 111).

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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ENGLISH(ENG) [back to top]

ENG 111 - College Composition I
3 cr.

Introduces and prepares students to the critical processes and fundamentals of writing in academic and professional contexts. Teaches the use of print and digital technologies to promote inquiry. Requires the production of a variety of academic texts totaling at least 4500 words (15 pages typed) of polished writing. This course requires proficiency in using word processing and learning management software. Placement recommendation for ENG 111 or placement recommendation for co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 112 - English Composition II
3 cr.

Further develops students� ability to write for academic and professional contexts with increased emphasis on argumentation and research. Requires students to evaluate integrate and document print and digital sources to produce a range of academic and multimodal texts culminating in a fully documented research paper. This course requires proficiency in using word processing and learning management software. Successful completion of ENG 111 or its equivalent and the ability to use word processing software; a grade of C or better in ENG 111 is recommended.

Total 3 hours per week.

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credits ENG 115 - Technical Writing
3 cr.

Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice tone style and content in formatting editing and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or approval by English program head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 137 - Communication Processes I
3 cr.

Covers content form and procedures for research writings which may include reports articles summaries essays and correspondence. Stresses editing proofreading skills sentence structure and paragraph development. Offers instruction and practice in oral communication skills. May use reading selections for discussions and writing assignments.

Prerequisite: Departmental placement recommendation.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 210 - Advanced Composition
3 cr.

Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. ENG 210 has been designated as a aquot;writing intensiveaquot; course according to standards developed by the English department.

Prerequisite: ENG 112 with a grade of "C" or better or approval by the English department head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 215 - Creative Writing - Fiction I
3 cr.

Introduces in a workshop setting the fundamentals and techniques of writing short and long fiction. ENG 215 has been designated as a aquot;writing intensiveaquot; course according to standards developed by the English department.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or approval by the English department program head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 217 - Creative Writing - Poetry I
3 cr.

Introduces in a workshop setting the fundamentals and techniques of writing poetry. ENG 217 has been designated as a aquot;writing intensiveaquot; course according to standards developed by the English department.

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or approval by the English program head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas
3 cr.

Examines a set of literary texts linked by a particular theme with inquiry into the historical cultural and/or social contexts of the texts and the theme. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and intertextual study as well as highlights an exploration of cultural ideas. Engages works of diverse genres authors and time periods. Specific themes will vary by section.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 233 - The Bible as Literature
3 cr.

Provides an introduction to the study of the Bible as literature. Examines the intent and presentation of major literary genres found in the Bible refining skills of analysis synthesis and evaluation. Involves critical reading and writing. ENG 233 has been designated as a aquot;writing intensiveaquot; course according to standards developed by the English department.

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENG 245 - British Literature
3 cr.

Examines British literary traditions and texts from diverse time periods genres and authors. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading discussion and analysis of literary texts in their historical cultural social and/or literary contexts.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 246 - American Literature
3 cr.

Examines American literary traditions and texts from diverse time periods genres and authors. Analyzes literary works within their historical cultural social and/or literary contexts. Emphasizes skills of close reading.� Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through discussion interpretation and analysis of these texts. ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 250 - Children's Literature
3 cr.

Examines the history and development of childrenaapos;s literature of diverse genres time periods and authors. Focuses on analysis of texts for literary qualities and audience. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading discussion and analysis of literary texts.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or department approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 255 - World Literature
3 cr.

Examines literary texts across a variety of cultures genres and time periods. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading discussion and analysis of literary texts from around the world in their historical cultural social and/or literary contexts.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 258 - African American Literature
3 cr.

Explores the stories African American authors tell about themselves their communities and the world. Examines common and diverging themes within African American literary traditions through the study of diverse authors genres and literary movements from a variety of time periods. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and consideration of historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 275 - Women's Literature
3 cr.

Examines literary texts by women writers from diverse time periods genres and authors. Develops skills of close reading and literary analysis through analysis of texts within their historical cultural social and/or literary contexts. Explores how womenaapos;s experiences have shaped their literary contributions the cultural forces affecting their lives and how they have used writing to shape their cultures.

Prerequisites: ENG 112 or ENG 113 or departmental approval.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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ENG 295 - Topics in English: The American Romantics in Italy
3 cr.

Focuses on the writers of American Romanticism and the diaries novels journals poetry letters and dispatches that grew from their engagement with Italy. Provides students with an understanding of American Romanticism through its encounter with Italy and students will engage these elements themselves in Venice Padua Florence Rome Naples Pompeii and Sorrento. This course will be inter-disciplinary exploring Italian art architecture history music language and culture.

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or the equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE(ENV) [back to top]

ENV 195 - Topics in Environmental Science: The Environment and Its Chemistry
4 cr.

Introduces chemical principles and applies them to environmental issues. Covers the fundamental principles concepts and language of general organic inorganic and biochemistry. Addresses topics associated with matter/energy nuclear chemistry air and water quality and wastes. Laboratories will include sampling analysis and generation of statistically-valid data while preparing students to think like environmental scientists. Environmental Sustainability Designation: Course content related to the study of sustainable development.

Prerequisite: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE(ESL) [back to top]

ESL 20 - English as a Second Language II
9 cr.

Provides intensive instruction and practice at the low intermediate level. Provides an introduction to the sound system stress and intonational and rhythmic patterns of English through listening and speaking exercises. Includes individualized instruction to improve basic reading comprehension. Requires practice in writing with emphasis on building basic sentence structures grammar and sentence-level writing. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Lecture 9 hours per week.

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ESL 31 - Composition I
6 cr.

Provides instruction and practice in the writing process emphasizing development of fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English.

Prerequisite: Requires ability to express ideas clearly in writing without a consistent pattern of grammatical errors as indicated by a placement exam or teacher recommendation from a previous level. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 32 - Reading I
6 cr.

Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves studentsaapos; reading proficiency to a level which would allow the students to function adequately in ESL 42 and other college classes. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisites: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level. Recommendation of department following satisfactory completion of ESL 20 or appropriate placement test.

Lecture 6 hours per week

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ESL 33 - Oral Communications I
3 cr.

Helps students practice and improve listening and speaking skills as needed for functioning successfully in academic professional and personal settings. Assesses studentsaapos; oral skills and includes as needed practice with pronunciation rhythm stress and intonation. Provides exercises practices small and large group activities and oral presentations to help students overcome problems in oral communication. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Requires competency in the English language as indicated by a placement test score or teacher recommendation from a previous level or from other college classes. Recommendation of department following satisfactory completion of ESL 20. Completion of or co-enrollment in ESL 31 and ESL 32 is recommended.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ESL 35 - ESL Applied Grammar 3
3 cr.

Provides instruction and practice in the use of intermediate-level academic English grammar structures including verb tenses parts of speech and basic sentence structure. Helps ESL students assess their own knowledge of English grammar improve accuracy and learn methods to improve editing.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 31 or approval by the ESL program coordinator.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ESL 41 - Composition II
6 cr.

Provides further instruction and practice in the writing process and introduces advanced language patterns. Includes practice in developing and improving writing strategies. Requires a sense of paragraph structure and development appropriate use of verb forms and command of basic sentence structures with some coordination and subordination as indicated by a placement test and writing sample or teacher recommendation from a previous level. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Recommendation of department following satisfactory completion of intermediate ESL 31 or appropriate placement test.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 42 - Reading II
6 cr.

Improves studentsaapos; reading proficiency to a level which would allow students to function adequately in the ESL 52 reading class and other college courses. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Requires competency in reading as indicated by the placement test or by teacher recommendation from a previous level. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Recommendation of department following satisfactory completion of ESL 32 or appropriate placement test.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 43 - Oral Communications II
3 cr.

Provides further instruction and practice in helping students to improve listening and speaking skills. Assesses studentsaapos; oral skills and includes as needed practice with pronunciation rhythm stress and intonation. Emphasizes the development of fluency through exercises practices small and large group activities and formal and informal presentations. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Recommendation of department based on placement test and/or successful completion of ESL 33, ESL 41, and ESL 42 or department consent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ESL 45 - Applied Grammar 4
3 cr.

Provides instruction and practice in the use of high intermediate and advanced academic English grammar structures including advanced verb forms clauses determiners and prepositions. Helps ESL students assess their own knowledge of English grammar improve accuracy and learn methods to improve editing. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: ESL 41 or approval by the ESL program coordinator.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ESL 51 - Composition III
6 cr.

Prepares for college-level writing by practice in the writing process emphasizing development of thought in essays of greater length and complexity and use of appropriate syntax and diction. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Requires competency in the English language and ability to write short essays in understandable English, as indicated by a placement test and writing sample, or by teacher recommendation from a previous ESL writing course. Prerequisite or Co-requisite (recommended): ESL 42.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 52 - Reading III
6 cr.

Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization summarize make inferences draw conclusions evaluate generalizations recognize differences between facts and opinions and introduces other advanced comprehension strategies. May also include comprehensive library skills. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves studentaapos;s reading proficiency to a level that would allow students to succeed in certificate and degree programs. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ESL 41 and 42 or appropriate placement test.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 58 - ESL Writing Workshop II
6 cr.

Provides an intensive writing seminar for students struggling with the writing process editing and self-correction in academic English. Helps students improve their fluency and command of American academic English. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisite: ESL 51.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ESL 52.

Lecture 6 hours per week.

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ESL 72 - Spelling and Vocabulary
3 cr.

Provides individualized instruction and practice in sound-letter correspondences. Introduces students to basic spelling rules word division prefixes roots and suffixes. Helps students master vocabulary through an understanding of homonyms confusing words and Greek and Latin roots. Stresses using words in context. Credits are not applicable toward graduation.

Prerequisites: Completion of ESL 20 or placement at the intermediate level (ESL 31, 32, 33).

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ESL 73 - Accent Reduction
3 cr.

Provides contextualized practice at the high intermediate/ advanced level to improve the speech and intelligibility of non-native speakers of English. Focuses on problems of American English pronunciation unclear individual sounds and positional variants stress rhythm and intonation common to speakers of different language backgrounds. May include individualized practice in consonant and vowel production. Credits are not applicable toward gradation.

Prerequisite: Recommendation following oral placement interview or successful completion of ESL 33.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES(FIN) [back to top]

FIN 107 - Personal Finance
3 cr.

Presents a framework of personal money management concepts including establishing values and goals determining sources of income managing income preparing a budget developing consumer buying ability using credit understanding savings and insurance providing for adequate retirement and estate planning.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FIN 215 - Financial Management
3 cr.

Introduces basic financial management topics including statement analysis working capital capital budgeting and long-term financing. Focuses on Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return techniques lease vs. buy analysis and Cost of Capital computations. Uses problems and cases to enhance skills in financial planning and decision-making.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FIN 260 - Financial Management for Small Business
2 cr.

Provides the tools of financial planning for the small business owner. Includes areas such as financial statements ratio analysis forecasting profit cash flow pricing and obtaining capital.

Prerequisite: ACC 117.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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FRENCH(FRE) [back to top]

FRE 101 - Beginning French I
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where French is spoken. Part I of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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FRE 102 - Beginning French II
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where French is spoken. Part II of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: FRE 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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FRE 201 - Intermediate French I
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Part I of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FRE 201 - Intermediate French I
4 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Part I of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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FRE 202 - Intermediate French II
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Part II of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FRE 202 - Intermediate French II
4 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Part II of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY(FST) [back to top]

FST 100 - Principles of Emergency Services
3 cr.

Provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; and introduction to fire strategy and tactics. (Usually offered in fall only.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 110 - Fire Behavior and Combustion
3 cr.

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start spread and how they are controlled. (Usually offered in fall only.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 112 - Hazardous Materials Chemistry
3 cr.

Provides basic fire chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including problems of recognition reactivity and health encountered by firefighters. (Usually offered only in spring.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 115 - Fire Prevention
3 cr.

Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau use of fire codes identification and correction of fire hazards and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems fire investigation and fire and life-safety education. (Usually offered in spring only.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 121 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
3 cr.

Introduces basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. (This course has replaced FST 120 in the curriculum.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 135 - Fire Instructor I
3 cr.

Emphasizes development of teaching methods and aids including role-playing small group discussion and development of individual learning methods and materials. Requires students to develop lesson plans and make presentations on appropriate topics. Prepares students for certification as Fire Instructor I. (Course is based on current requirements of NFPA 1041 Standards for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 140 - Fire Officer I
3 cr.

Presents and develops the foundational skills needed to supervise and direct personnel and manage resources at the company level which is based on the current requirements of the NFPA 1021 Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Prepares the student for certification as Fire Officer I.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 205 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
3 cr.

Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. (Usually offered in the spring semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 210 - Legal Aspects of Fire Service
3 cr.

Introduces the federal state and local laws that regulate emergency services; national standards influencing emergency services; standard of care tort liability and a review of relevant court cases. (Usually offered in the spring semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 215 - Fire Protection Systems
3 cr.

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems heat and smoke control systems special protection and sprinkler systems water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. (Usually offered in the spring semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 216 - Automatic Sprinkler System Design I
3 cr.

Presents a comprehensive study of treatment of automatic sprinkler systems including a study of sprinkler standards design features water supply adequacy sprinkler limitations and appropriate building and fire code applications.

Prerequisite: FST 205 or program permission.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 217 - Automatic Sprinkler System Design II
3 cr.

Continues the study of automatic sprinkler system design implementation and installation. Includes the use of appropriate computer applications in the design of various types of sprinkler systems. (Usually offered in spring semester.)

Prerequisite: FST 216.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 220 - Building Construction for Fire Protection
3 cr.

Provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. Focuses on firefighter safety. Covers the elements of construction and design of structures shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings preplanning fire operations and operating at emergencies. (Usually offered in the fall semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 230 - Fire Investigation
3 cr.

Provides the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations including recognizing and conducting origin and cause preservation of evidence and documentation scene security motives of the firesetter and types of fire causes.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 235 - Strategy and Tactics
3 cr.

Provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through utilization of personnel equipment and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. (Usually offered in the fall semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 237 - Emergency Service Supervision
3 cr.

Teaches the history of modern management theories including scientific management and behavioral scientist approach. Introduces concepts of group dynamics leadership communication stress and time management and personnel evaluation techniques. Discusses the legal and ethical considerations of personnel management in the emergency service.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 240 - Fire Administration
3 cr.

Introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasizes fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer. (Usually offered in the fall semester.)

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 245 - Fire and Risk Analysis
3 cr.

Presents a study of current urban fire problems with emphasis on solutions based upon current available technology. Includes master planning as well as methods of identifying analyzing and measuring accompanying risk and loss possibilities. (Usually offered in the spring semester.)

Prerequisite: FST 240 or permission of program head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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FST 250 - Fire Officer II
3 cr.

Presents an intermediate-level course to help individuals further develop the skills needed to supervise and direct personnel manage resources at the company level and is based on the current requirements of the NFPA 1021 Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Prepares student for certification as Fire Officer II.

Prerequisite: FST 140 or Certification as Fire Officer I.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GEOGRAPHY(GEO) [back to top]

GEO 200 - Introduction to Physical Geography
3 cr.

Studies major elements of the natural environment including earth-sun relationship landforms weather and climate natural vegetation and soils. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GEO 210 - People and the Land: Introduction to Cultural Geography
3 cr.

Focuses on the relationship between culture and geography. Presents a survey of modern demographics landscape modification material and nonmaterial culture language race and ethnicity religion politics and economic activities. It introduces the student to types and uses of maps.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GEO 225 - Economic Geography
3 cr.

Familiarizes the student with the various economic geographic political and demographic factors that affect international target markets and trade activity.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GERMAN(GER) [back to top]

GER 101 - Beginning German I
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where German is spoken. Part I of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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GER 101 - Beginning German I
5 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part I of II. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: Functional fluency in English.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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GER 102 - Beginning German II
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where German is spoken. Part II of II. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of GER 101.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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GER 102 - Beginning German II
5 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part II of II. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of GER 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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GER 201 - Intermediate German I
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. German is used in the classroom. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GER 202 - Intermediate German II
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. German is used in the classroom. Part II of II. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.

Prerequisite: GER 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS(GIS) [back to top]

GIS 200 - Geographical Information Systems I
3 cr.

Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis presentation and decision-making.

Prerequisite: ITE 115 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

Total 4 hours per week.

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GIS 201 - Geographical Information Systems II
3 cr.

Provides a continuation of GIS 200 with emphasis on advanced topics in problem-solving decision-making modeling programming and data management. Covers map projections and data formats and methods for solving the problems they create.

Prerequisite: GIS 200.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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GEOLOGY(GOL) [back to top]

GOL 105 - Physical Geology
4 cr.

Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks weathering erosion earthquakes and crystal deformation. This course completes a one-year laboratory science requirement when followed by GOL 106.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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GOL 106 - Historical Geology
4 cr.

Traces the evolution of the earth and life through time. Presents scientific theories of the origin of the earth and life and interprets rock and fossil record.

Prerequisite: GOL 105 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN(HCT) [back to top]

HCT 101 - Health Care Technician I (Nurse Aide I)
3 cr.

Teaches basic care skills with emphasis on physical social and emotional needs of patients. Covers procedures communications and interpersonal relations; observation charting and reporting; care planning safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology nutrition and patient feeding; and ethics death and dying. Prepares multi-skilled health care workers to care for patients of various ages with special emphasis on geriatric nursing home health and long- and short- term care facilities.

Prerequisites: Competencies in reading and writing as demonstrated by placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11; ability to meet physical expectations of patient care; mandatory criminal background check and drug test; current (through the end of class) proof of negative TB; physical ability to lift and move clients, hear audible alarms and sounds, auscultate certain physical parameters, such as blood pressure and breathing; and ability to interact effectively with clients/families and health care team members.

Co-requisite: HCT 102.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HCT 102 - Health Care Technician II (Nurse Aide II)
4 cr.

Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health and long- and short-term facilities.

Prerequisites: Competencies in reading and writing as demonstrated by placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11; ability to meet physical expectations of patient care; mandatory criminal background check and drug test; current (through the end of class) proof of negative TB; physical ability to lift and move clients, hear audible alarms and sounds, auscultate certain physical parameters, such as blood pressure and heart and lung sounds; and ability to interact effectively with clients/families and health care team members.

Co-requisite: HCT 101.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 7 hours per week.

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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT(HIM) [back to top]

HIM 110 - Introduction to Human Pathology
3 cr.

Introduces the basic concepts terminology etiology and characteristics of pathological processes.

Prerequisites: HLT 143 and BIO 145 or BIO 141 and BIO 142.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 130 - Healthcare Information Systems
3 cr.

Teaches basic concepts of microcomputer software (to include operating systems word processing spreadsheets and database applications). Focuses on microcomputer applications and information systems in the health care environment. Provides a working introduction to electronic health information systems for allied health teaching students how the adoption of electronic health records affects them as future health care professionals.

Prerequisite: ITE 152.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 141 - Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
3 cr.

Focuses on health data collection storage retrieval and reporting systems with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Passing score on the computer competency exam, ITE 152, or permission of the instructor.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 142 - Fundamentals of Health Information Systems II
3 cr.

Continues focus of health data collection storage retrieval and reporting systems with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: Passing score on the computer competency exam, ITE 152, or permission of the instructor.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 220 - Health Statistics
3 cr.

Introduces the student to basic statistical principles and calculations as applied in the health care environment procedures for collection and reporting vital statistics and basic quality control basics.

Prerequisites: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week..

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HIM 226 - Legal Aspects of Health Record Documentation
2 cr.

Presents the legal requirements associated with health record documentation. Emphasizes the policies and procedures concerning the protection of the confidentiality of patientaapos;s health records.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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HIM 229 - Performance Improvement in Health Care Settings
2 cr.

Focuses on concepts of facility-wide performance improvement resource management and risk management. Applies tools for data collection and analysis.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: HIM 142.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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HIM 236 - Coding and Reimbursement in Alternate Health Care Settings
5 cr.

Focuses on disease and procedure coding using International Classification Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) in alternate health care settings such as behavioral health home health skilled nursing facilities long-term care hospitals (LTCH) rehab facilities and hospice.

Prerequisite: Admittance into the Advanced Medical Coder Career Studies Certificate.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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HIM 249 - Supervision and Management Practices
3 cr.

Introduces supervision and management principles with emphasis on the application of these principles in the health information setting.

Prerequisites or co-requisites: HIM 229, HIM 142.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 250 - Health Classification Systems I ICD-9/10-CM
4 cr.

Focuses on the current classification systems used in the health care industry. Introduces the professional standards for coding and reporting of inpatient/outpatient diagnostic codes as well as inpatient procedures. Utilizes standards in identifying and accurately assigning codes to diseases and procedures as they relate to statistical research and health care financing.

Prerequisites: HLT 143 and BIO 145 or BIO 141 and BIO 142.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HIM 110.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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HIM 255 - Health Data Classification Systems II: Current Procedural Terminology
3 cr.

Focuses on procedure classification using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). This system is currently utilized for collecting health data for the purposes of statistical research and financial reporting.

Prerequisites: BIO 145 (or BIO 141 and 142), HLT 143, or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HIM 110 and HIM 250.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIM 257 - Health Data Classifications Systems III
3 cr.

Integrates and applies knowledge with hands-on skill practice in coding. Reinforces medical terminology anatomy and coding guidelines for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). Introduces the student to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding guidelines. Promotes critical thinking related to coding quality fraud and abuse.

Prerequisites: BIO 145 or BIO 141 and 142, HLT 143, HIM 110, HIM 141, and HIM 250.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: HIM 255.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HISTORY(HIS) [back to top]

HIS 101 - Western Civilizations Pre-1600 CE
3 cr.

Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to 1600 CE.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 102 - Western Civilizations Post 1600 CE
3 cr.

Examines the development of western civilization from 1600 CE to the present.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 111 - World Civilizations Pre-1500 CE
3 cr.

Surveys the history of Asia Africa the Americas and Europe from antiquity to approximately 1500. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 112 - World Civilizations post-1500 CE
3 cr.

Surveys the history of Asia Africa Europe and the Americas from approximately 1500 CE through the present. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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HIS 121 - United States History to 1877
3 cr.

Introduces the history of the United States from its origins to 1877. Includes the European exploration development of the American colonies and their institutions the Revolution major political social and economic developments geographical expansion the Civil War and Reconstruction. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 122 - United States History Since 1865
3 cr.

Introduces the history of the United States from 1865 to present. Includes major political social and economic developments since 1865 overseas expansion the two world wars the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

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HIS 127 - Women in American History
3 cr.

Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women in American society from colonial times to the present.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 141 - African-American History I
3 cr.

Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 142 - African-American History II
3 cr.

Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 203 - History of African Civilizations
3 cr.

Examines major social economic political and religious developments across the African continent from earliest times to the present. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 253 - History of Asian Civilizations I
3 cr.

Surveys the civilizations of Asia (China Japan Korea India and Southeast Asia � Thailand Laos Cambodia and Vietnam) from prehistory to the sixteenth century. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 254 - History of Modern East Asian Civilizations
3 cr.

Examines East Asian civilizations from the early modern period through the present day.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HIS 267 - The Second World War
3 cr.

Examines causes and consequences of the Second World War. Includes the rise of totalitarianism American neutrality military developments the home fronts diplomacy and the decision to use the atomic bomb.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 269 - Civil War and Reconstruction
3 cr.

Studies factors that led to the division between the states. Examines the war the home fronts and the era of Reconstruction.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or Placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 or EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 281 - History of Virginia I
3 cr.

Examines the cultural political and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I of II. HIS 281 and 282 do not have to be taken in sequence.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HIS 282 - History of Virginia II
3 cr.

Examines the cultural political and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part II of II. HIS 281 and 282 do not have to be taken in sequence.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HEALTH(HLT) [back to top]

HLT 101 - Introduction to the Role of Pharmacy Technician
1 cr.

Provides an overview of pharmacy practice drug classifications and generic substitutions and the role and responsibility of a pharmacy technician professional. Focuses on the essentials required for excelling in the pharmacy technician role.

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HLT 105 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
1 cr.

Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression choking life-threatening emergencies sudden illness and AED skills for adults children and infants. Equivalent to EMS 100.

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HLT 106 - First Aid and Safety
2 cr.

Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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HLT 110 - Concepts of Personal and Community Health
3 cr.

Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health safety and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 115 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
1 cr.

Introduces and focuses on the principles of personal and community health.

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HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
3 cr.

Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical emotional environmental spiritual occupational and social components. Explores the relationship between personal health and physical fitness as they apply to individuals in todayaapos;s society. Includes: nutrition weight control stress conditioning and drugs.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 121 - Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse
3 cr.

Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological physiological and psychological effects of drugs.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I
3 cr.

Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes suffixes word stems and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling pronunciation and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship in Health Science
3 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Provides a health care work/volunteer experience for students pursuing the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate program and orientation to the workplace.

Prerequisite: SDV 100 or SDV 101, HLT 105, ENG 111, and one BIO course.

Laboratory 9 hours per week.

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HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship in Health Science
4 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Provides a health care work/volunteer experience for students pursuing the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate program and orientation to the workplace.

Prerequisite: SDV 100 or SDV 101, HLT 105, ENG 111, and one BIO course.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship in Health Science
5 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Provides a health care work/volunteer experience for students pursuing the Health Science I Career Studies Certificate program and orientation to the workplace.

Prerequisites: SDV 100 or SDV 101, HLT 105, ENG 111, and one BIO course.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HLT 203 - Men's Health
3 cr.

Provides an overview of the male anatomy and examines health status from birth to death from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include major chronic and infectious diseases; mental health andropause stress sleep aging exercise nutrition sexual health and grooming; and the impact of a male role model on health.

Total 3 hours per week.

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HLT 204 - Women's Health
3 cr.

Explores current issues related to womenaapos;s health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well-being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings diagnostic tools and treatments for breast cancer reproductive tract illness heart disease and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 215 - Personal Stress and Stress Management
3 cr.

Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical psychological and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change self-evaluation sources of stress and current coping skills for handling stress.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
3 cr.

Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients balanced diet weight control and the nutritional needs of an individual.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 250 - General Pharmacology
3 cr.

Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health-related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions major drug classes specific agent within each class and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HLT 101 and HLT 143.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 261 - Basic Pharmacy I
3 cr.

Explores the basics of general pharmacy reading prescriptions symbols packages and pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs dosage forms drug laws and drug classifications. Part I of II.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDE 10, HLT 101 and HLT 250.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 262 - Basic Pharmacy II
3 cr.

Explores the basics of general pharmacy reading prescriptions symbols packages and pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs dosage forms drug laws and drug classifications. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: HLT 101, HLT 250 and HLT 261.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HLT 298 - Seminar and Project in Health (Pharmacy Technician)
4 cr.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overall perspective of the pharmacy technician�s role in practice through virtual simulation and field experience in retail and clinical pharmacies.

Prerequisite: HLT 101, HLT 250 and HLT 261.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HLT 262.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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HLT 299 - Supervised Study: Seminar and Project in Health (Pharmacy Technician)
4 cr.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overall perspective of the pharmacy technicianaapos;s role in practice through virtual simulation and field experience in retail and clinical pharmacies.

Prerequisite: HLT 261.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HLT 262.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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HUMAN SERVICES(HMS) [back to top]

HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services
3 cr.

Introduces human service agencies roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 121 - Basic Counseling Skills I
3 cr.

Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending listening and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths deficits and goals for skill improvement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 122 - Basic Counseling Skills II
3 cr.

Expands the development of counseling skills needed to function effectively in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in responding personalizing summarizing and initiating. Clarifies personal skill strengths deficits and goals for skill improvement. Develops plans for achieving personal and program goals.

Prerequisite: HMS 121.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 141 - Group Dynamics I
3 cr.

Examines the stages of group development group dynamics the role of the leader in a group and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 142 - Group Dynamics II
3 cr.

Examines group dynamics group leadership group cohesion transference and group helping through experiential involvement in group facilitating and leadership. Increases group skills through active classroom participation in group experiences.

Prerequisite: HMS 141.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 220 - Addiction and Prevention
3 cr.

Examines the impact of drugs and addiction on individuals and their families. Explores the myths about various drugs and their benefit or lack of benefit.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 225 - Functional Family Intervention
3 cr.

Provides an understanding of functions and dysfunctions within the family. Emphasizes the development of effective skills through an interpersonal/interactional approach to family intervention.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 226 - Helping Across Cultures
3 cr.

Provides an historical overview of selected cultural and racial groups. Promotes understanding of group differences and the impact on counseling services.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 227 - The Helper as a Change Agent
3 cr.

Teaches the following skills for implementing alternative models of change and influence: action research problem solving consultation workshop development and outreach and advocacy for diverse client populations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 236 - Gerontology
3 cr.

Examines the process of aging and its implications in relation to health recreation education transportation meaningful work or activity and community resources. Emphasizes experiencing the aging process facilitating retirement and application of the helping relationship to work with older adults.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 258 - Case Management and Substance Abuse
3 cr.

Focuses on the process for interviewing substance abuse clients. Includes intake assessment handling denial and ending the interview. Teaches skills for writing short-term goals and treatment plans with emphasis on accountability. Examines various reporting devices.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 260 - Substance Abuse Counseling
3 cr.

Provides an understanding of the skills of guidance of clients and those associated with being an advocate. Examines the dynamics of the client/counselor relationship in developing treatment plans and empowerment skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 266 - Counseling Psychology
3 cr.

Studies major counseling theories their contributions and limitations and the application of each to a counseling interaction. Students develop their own personal counseling theory.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 270 - Treatment Systems
3 cr.

Examines the services and facilities established for the purpose of treating addictions. Focuses on treatment therapy models and ethical standards related to addiction-disease theory.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HMS 290 - Coordinated Internship in Human Services
3 cr.

Students must complete a 130 (HMS AAS degree) or 180 (CSC Substance Use/Abuse) clock-hour experiential learning assignment in community-based governmental non-profit or for-profit human service/social work or substance use/abuse agencies as well as attend a scheduled campus-based or virtual course seminar. Students who enroll in HMS 290 will be pre-cleared and placed into agency internships by the instructor of the course. Program approved internships in human service and substance abuse agencies required. Places students in selected career-related human service agencies. Provides students with an opportunity to learn to integrate practice with theory under the supervision of a qualified supervisor in their designated career field. Helps students gain an overview of their chosen service career field.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT(HRI) [back to top]

HRI 106 - Principles of Culinary Arts I-II
3 cr.

Introduces the fundamental principles of food preparation and basic culinary procedures. Stresses the use of proper culinary procedures combined with food science proper sanitation standards of quality for food items that are made and proper use and care of kitchen equipment. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: The Culinary Arts AAS degree requires that students have the following competencies: (1) Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010, and (2) competencies in reading and writing as demonstrated by placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3 or completion of a college-level composition course. Students needing to complete developmental studies courses in English or mathematics may take those courses concurrently with HRI courses, if approved by the program head.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HRI 158 or HRI 115.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 115 - Food Service Managers Sanitation Certification
1 cr.

Presents an accelerated survey of principles and applications of sanitary food service designed to promote the skills of managers in food service establishments licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Upon successful completion of the course a certificate of achievement is awarded by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association and the studentaapos;s name is entered in the Foundation Registry.)

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HRI 119 - Applied Nutrition for Food Service
2 cr.

Studies food composition nutrition science and application of nutrition principles by the food service professional. Provides the student with a basic understanding of human nutrition and application of nutrition in the service of commercially prepared meals. A laboratory co-requisite (HRI 122) may be required as identified by the college.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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HRI 122 - Applied Nutrition for Food Service Laboratory
1 cr.

Provides students an opportunity to apply the concepts and develop the skill sets taught in HRI 119. Includes application of skill sets for understanding reviewing revising scaling and preparing existing recipes and the creation of new recipes with a focus on healthy cooking techniques alternative products and critical thinking.

Prerequisite: HRI 106 or equivalent.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRI 128 - Principles of Baking
3 cr.

Instructs the student in the preparation of breads pastries baked desserts candies frozen confections and sugar work. Applies scientific principles and techniques of baking. Promotes the knowledge/skills required to prepare baked items pastries and confections.

Prerequisites: HRI 106 or approval by the program head.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: HRI 158 or HRI 115.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 134 - Food and Beverage Service Management
3 cr.

Provides a conceptual and technical framework for managing the service of meals in a variety of commercial settings. Studies the integration of production and service delivery guest contact dynamics reservations management and point-of-sale technology systems.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 136 - Storeroom Operations and Inventory Management Laboratory
1 cr.

Explores through laboratory activities the flow of foods beverages and supplies in food service establishments including product identification purchasing receiving storage measuring data entry systems inventory and evaluation through discussion and demonstration.

Co-requisite: HRI 115.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRI 145 - Garde Manger
3 cr.

Studies garde manger the art of decorative cold food preparation and presentation. Provides a detailed practical study of cold food preparation and artistic combination and display of cold foods.

Prerequisite: HRI 218.

Co-requisite: HRI 220. Lecture: 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 154 - Principles of Hospitality Management
3 cr.

Presents basic understanding of the hospitality industry by tracing the industryaapos;s growth and development reviewing the organization and management of lodging food and beverage operations and focusing on industry opportunities and future trends.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 159 - Introduction to Hospitality Industry Computer Systems
3 cr.

Familiarizes students with computerized information technology to manage information support decision-making and analysis improve processes increase productivity and enhance customer service in the hospitality industry.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Arts
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: Program head approval is required for enrollment in this course.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Arts
1 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Management
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: Program head approval is required for enrollment in this course.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Management
1 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Pastry Arts
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: Program head approval is required for enrollment in this course.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 190 - Coordinated Internship in Pastry Arts
1 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRI 206 - International Cuisine
3 cr.

Introduces the concepts of cultural differences and similarities and the preparation of the food specialties of the major geographical areas of the world. Focuses on emerging cuisines as they become popular.

Prerequisites: HRI 145 and HRI 220.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 207 - American Regional Cuisine
3 cr.

Studies the distinct regional cooking styles of America and its neighbors. Emphasizes the indigenous ingredients as well as the cultural aspect of each regionaapos;s cooking style. Includes the preparation of the various regional foods.

Prerequisites: HRI 145 and HRI 220.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 218 - Fruit, Vegetable, and Starch Preparation
3 cr.

Instructs the student in the preparation of fruits vegetables grains cereals legumes and farinaceous products. Promotes the knowledge/skills necessary to prepare menu items from fruits vegetables and their byproducts and to select appropriate uses as meal components.

Prerequisite: HRI 106.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 219 - Stock, Soup, and Sauce Preparation
3 cr.

Instructs the student in the preparation of stocks soups and sauces. Promotes the knowledge/skills to prepare stocks soups and sauces and to select appropriate uses as meal components.

Prerequisites: HRI 106.

Co-requisite: HRI 218.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 220 - Meat, Seafood, and Poultry Preparation
3 cr.

Provides the study and preparation of meat poultry shellfish fish and game including alternative protein sources. Promotes the knowledge/skills required to select appropriate use of these foods as meal components. Students will produce various garnishes accompaniments sauces and accessories to produce a plated dish.

Prerequisites: HRI 219.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 224 - Recipe and Menu Management
3 cr.

Presents a comprehensive framework for creating and evaluating recipes and menus for commercial and non-commercial food service operations. Requires students to use microcomputer software to design recipes recipe files and menus. Teaches students menu engineering analysis and methods for optimizing menu contribution margin.

Prerequisites: HRI 159 (or equivalent) and HRI 251.

Lecture 3 hour per week.

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HRI 226 - Leadership and Kitchen Management
2 cr.

Presents advanced principles of the foodservice industry by exploring modern leadership techniques effective management routines characteristics of strong leadership employee selection and hiring performance reviews and career development.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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HRI 235 - Marketing of Hospitality Services
3 cr.

Studies principles and practices of marketing the services of the hotel and restaurant industry. Emphasizes the marketing concept with applications leading to customer satisfaction. Reviews methods of external and internal stimulation of sales. May include practical sales/marketing exercise and computer applications.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 237 - Current Issues and Environmental Responsibilities in the Hospitality Industry
1 cr.

Studies aspects of the evolving hospitality industry including the collective impact of environmental stewardship and sustainability local sourcing of products and ingredients greening of hospitality businesses cost-benefit analyses of sustainability decisions and ethical questions related to these topics. Environmental Sustainability Designation: Course content related to the study of sustainable development.

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HRI 251 - Food and Beverage Cost Control I
3 cr.

Presents methods of pre-cost and pre-control as applied to the menu purchasing receiving storing issuing production sales and service which result in achievement of an operationaapos;s profit potential. Emphasizes both manual and computerized approaches.

Prerequisite: MTH 130.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 255 - Human Resources Management and Training for Hospitality and Tourism
3 cr.

Prepares the students for interviewing training and developing employees. Covers management skills (technical human and conceptual) and leadership. Covers the establishment and use of effective training and evaluative tools to improve productivity. Emphasizes staff and customer relations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 257 - Catering Management
3 cr.

Studies special functions in the hospitality industry. Presents lecture and demonstration in banquet layout menus services sales and supervision.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 275 - Hospitality Law
3 cr.

Studies legal principles governing hospitality operations. Includes applications of common law and statutory decisions discussion of legal theory and regulations governing management of hospitality enterprises.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRI 281 - Artisan Breads
3 cr.

Provides an integrated study of both classical and modern bread baking methods. Focuses on craft baking using simple ingredients to create superior products.

Prerequisite: HRI 115.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 284 - Specialty, Spa, and Plated Desserts
3 cr.

Provides an integrated study of specialty spa and plated desserts which possess enhanced value through artistic presentation.

Prerequisite: HRI 128.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 285 - Chocolate and Sugar Arts
3 cr.

Focuses on the study of chocolate and sugar as used by the pastry artist to create candies confections and showpieces.

Prerequisite: HRI 280.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 286 - Wedding and Specialty Cakes
3 cr.

Provides an integrated study of wedding and specialty cakes.

Prerequisites: HRI 280 and HRI 285.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 287 - Contemporary Culinary Artistry and Innovation
2 cr.

Studies market-driven culinary trends and contemporary culinary artistry. Covers contemporary nutrition concerns and special dietary needs; alternative business models; innovative plate presentation flavors textures and design elements; molecular gastronomy; and preparation of traditional and nontraditional foods for modern presentation.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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HRI 288 - Health-conscious Baking
3 cr.

Provides students with an understanding of the ingredients and methods used in creating healthy and special needs breads pastries cookies and other desserts.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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HRI 290 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Arts
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 290 - Coordinated Internship in Culinary Management
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 290 - Coordinated Internship in Pastry Arts
3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Prerequisite: program head approval.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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HRI 299 - Supervised Study: Capstone Study in Culinary Arts
3 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides the student and instructor an opportunity to work together to identify the critical areas of need in the studentaapos;s repertoire. An individualized plan will be developed to address the studentaapos;s weaknesses and to lead progressively to a group demonstration of critical skills. Individual assessment constitutes the majority of this course. Lab lecture research and out-of-class projects will be utilized.

Prerequisites: HRI 206, HRI 207, HRI 251.

Laboratory 15 hours.

Total 15 hours per week.

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HRI 299 - Supervised Study: Capstone Study in Culinary Management
3 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides the student and instructor an opportunity to work together to identify the critical areas of need in the studentaapos;s repertoire. An individualized plan will be developed to address the studentaapos;s weaknesses and to lead progressively to a group demonstration of critical skills. Individual assessment constitutes the majority of this course. Lab lecture research and out-of-class projects will be utilized.

Prerequisites: HRI 275, HRI 235, HRI 251.

Laboratory 15 hours.

Total 15 hours per week.

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HRI 299 - Supervised Study: Capstone Study in Pastry Arts
3 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides the student and instructor an opportunity to work together to identify the critical areas of need in the studentaapos;s repertoire. An individualized plan will be developed to address the studentaapos;s weaknesses and to lead progressively to a group demonstration of critical skills. Individual assessment constitutes the majority of this course. Lab lecture research and out-of-class projects will be utilized.

Prerequisites: HRI 281, HRI 286, HRI 288, HRI 251.

Laboratory 15 hours.

Total 15 hours per week.

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HORTICULTURE(HRT) [back to top]

HRT 106 - Practical Horticulture
1 cr.

Provides practical experience in landscape construction equipment operations and maintenance.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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HRT 110 - Principles of Horticulture
3 cr.

Introduces concepts of plant growth and development. Covers horticultural practices crops and environmental factors affecting plant growth.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 115 - Plant Propagation
3 cr.

Teaches principles and practices of plant propagation. Examines commercial and home practices. Provides experience in techniques using seed-spores cuttings grafting budding layering and division.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 119 - Irrigation Systems for Turf and Ornamentals
3 cr.

Explains why when and how irrigation systems are used by the grounds management industry. Includes component selection system design installation operation and maintenance.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 120 - History of Garden Design
3 cr.

Studies the development of gardens as they chronicle the development of civilization. Introduces the periods in both Europe and North America beginning with settlement on through industrial development land and space utilization to current environmental concerns. Explores physical and cultural influences on garden design and utilization.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 121 - Greenhouse Crop Production I
3 cr.

Examines commercial practices related to production of floriculture crops. Considers production requirements environmental control and management and cultural techniques.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 122 - Greenhouse Crop Production II
3 cr.

Continues commercial practices related to production of floriculture crops. Considers production requirements environmental control and management and cultural techniques.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 125 - Chemicals in Horticulture
3 cr.

Emphasizes basic chemical principles and their application to horticulture. Introduces principles of inorganic and organic chemicals. Studies chemical activities of insecticides fungicides herbicides fertilizers and growth regulators. Provides students an opportunity to test for their Commercial Pesticide Applicators License administered by VDACS at the end of the course.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 126 - Home Landscaping
3 cr.

Studies current approaches to improving home landscapes. Emphasizes planning proper implementation and landscape maintenance.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 127 - Horticultural Botany
3 cr.

Studies taxonomy anatomy morphology physiology and genetics of plants as applied to identification propagation and culture.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 130 - Introduction to Sustainable Farming
3 cr.

Familiarizes students through lecture and demonstration with small-scale food production by gardening. Covers the basics of composting and organic vegetable gardening using biointensive methods.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 134 - Four Season Food Production
3 cr.

Familiarizes students with organic small-scale food production through lecture and demonstration. Includes seed saving cover crops and gardening planning.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 135 - Training for Commercial Pesticide Application
3 cr.

Introduces students to the principles and practices for safe pesticide usage as required by law in the state of Virginia. Prepares students for the official tests administered by VDACS (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services).

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 150 - Theory of Landscape Design
3 cr.

Presents the theoretical aspects of landscape planning and design. Uses theory to analyze and solve design problems.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 190 - Coordinated Internship in Horticulture
1 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms in the horticulture industry coordinated by the college.

Laboratory 5 hours per week.

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HRT 195 - Topics in Horticulture: Hydroponics
3 cr.

Introduces the student to the topic of water and nutrient relationships as they relate to soilless media for plant production. Examines plant/water relationships and optimum nutrition.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 201 - Landscape Plants I
3 cr.

Studies landscape use of plants. Considers ornamental value growth habit identification and limitations. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 202 - Landscape Plants II
3 cr.

Studies landscape use of plants. Considers ornamental value growth habit identification and limitations. Part II of II.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 205 - Soils
3 cr.

Teaches theoretical and practical aspects of soils and other growing media. Examines media components chemical and physical properties and soil organisms. Discusses management and conservation.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 226 - Greenhouse Management
3 cr.

Discusses the theoretical and applied practices of managing a greenhouse facility. Emphasizes greenhouse construction and design environmental control energy conservation and related topics.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 227 - Professional Landscape Management
3 cr.

Focuses on basic practices and techniques involving landscape management. Includes development of a year-round management calendar and preparation of bid and contract proposals.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 231 - Planting Design I
3 cr.

Applies landscape theory and principles of drawing to the planning of residential and small-scale commercial landscape designs.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 232 - Planting Design II
3 cr.

Applies landscape theory and principles of drawing to the planning of large-scale commercial landscape designs.

Prerequisites: HRT 231 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 235 - Landscape Drawing
3 cr.

Teaches students the use of drafting equipment. Emphasizes drawing techniques and use of media. Includes hard line and free-style landscape drawing.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 238 - Growing for Market
3 cr.

Focuses on development of a marketing plan for sustainable farm items offered for sale to the public retail and wholesale. Includes hands-on experience in double-digging planting crop testing and utilization of compost.

Prerequisite: HRT 130 or permission of instructor.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 239 - Complete Diet Farming
3 cr.

Considers sustainable farming methods by which food can be grown for personal or family consumption emphasizing high nutritional yield in relatively small areas. Focuses on the development of a garden plan that includes vegetable and root crops and grains used for food and composting.

Prerequisite: HRT 130 or permission of instructor.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HRT 249 - Perennial Plants
3 cr.

Considers the perennial plants used in the landscape. Includes site selection and evaluation for perennial culture perennial plant selection perennial culture under various environmental conditions taxonomic identification and control of insects and diseases.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 259 - Arboriculture
3 cr.

Studies the techniques of tree care. Covers surgery pruning insect and disease recognition and control fertilization cabling and lightning rod installation.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 260 - Introduction to Floral Design
3 cr.

Teaches skills required for the composition of basic table arrangements. Includes the history of design styles identification of flowers and greens identification and use of equipment and conditioning and handling of flowers.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 266 - Advanced Floral Design
3 cr.

Teaches skills required for composition of traditional floral designs and contemporary floral designs. Includes wedding funeral and special occasion designs and the use of exotic florals to create arrangement styles such as Japanese European and Williamsburg.

Prerequisite: HRT 260.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 268 - Advanced Floral Design Applications
3 cr.

Teaches skills required for the composition of large floral arrangements. Includes wedding funeral and special occasion designs for the home as well as public areas. Includes use of dried and silk flowers for special occasions.

Prerequisite: HRT 260 - Introduction to Floral Design (or equivalent).

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 269 - Professional Turf Care
3 cr.

Covers turf grass identification selection culture propagation and pest control. Surveys commercial turf care operations and use of common equipment.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 275 - Landscape Construction and Maintenance
3 cr.

Examines practical applications of commercial landscape construction techniques and materials used. Covers construction planting and maintenance.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 285 - Management of a Horticultural Business
3 cr.

Studies the business and selling practices which relate to wholesale and retail horticultural businesses including garden centers greenhouses nurseries and flower shops. Examines planning and layout suppliers merchandising maintenance and display of horticultural items. Accounting and bookkeeping requirements personnel management and hiring practices will also be examined.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 290 - Coordinated Internship in Horticulture
2 cr.

Provides students an opportunity for on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college for a total of 160 contact hours regardless of the length of the term.

Laboratory 10 hours per week (if a 16-week term).

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HRT 295 - Topics in Horticulture: Sports Turf Management
3 cr.

Addresses the scientific principles for the establishment and maintenance of intensely managed turf grass for golf courses and athletic fields. Topics include seeding sprigging sodding irrigation fertilization weed identification and control insect identification and control fungus identification and control drainage and mowing. Also covers critical tasks for constructing recreational turf grass facilities.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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HRT 295 - Topics in Horticulture: Sustainable Landscape Design
3 cr.

Will expose students to the concept of Sustainable Landscape Design as presented by the Sustainable Sites Initiative. The Sustainable Sites Initiative is a partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United State Botanical Garden in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations to establish and encourage sustainable practices in landscape design construction operations and maintenance. The Sustainable Sites Initiative is the peak national dialogue on sustainable site design issues. It provides a strong foundation for understanding the requirements as related to site design for LEED certification. Students will utilize the on-line publication Sustainable Sites Initiative and also become familiar with well-recognized significant examples of sustainable landscape design through visual case studies.

Total 3 hours per week.

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HUMANITIES(HUM) [back to top]

HUM 100 - Survey of the Humanities
3 cr.

Introduces the humanities through the art literature music and philosophy of various cultures and historical periods.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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HUM 202 - Modern Humanities
3 cr.

Examines the values and expression of ideas of selected western and non-western cultures from the 1300s until 1900s integrating the visual arts literature religion music and philosophy within the context of history. The assignments in this course require college-level reading analysis of scholarly studies and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HUM 210 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
3 cr.

Broadens understanding and awareness of women by exploring different cultural historical and gendered experiences of social groups throughout the world in relationship to such fields as art literature religion philosophy social sciences and music. The assignments in this course require college-level reading analysis of scholarly studies and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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HUM 260 - Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture
3 cr.

Explores literature visual arts philosophy music and history of our time from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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INTERPRETATION(INT) [back to top]

INT 105 - Interpreting Foundations I (English)
4 cr.

Develops fundamental skills of interpreting including cognitive processes and intralingual language development in English and ASL. Reviews Process Models of Interpreting and uses one to analyze interpretations. Develops feedback skills essential to the team interpreting process. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INT 106 - Interpreting Foundations II (ASL)
4 cr.

Develops fundamental skills of interpreting including cognitive processes and intralingual language development in English and ASL. Reviews Process Models of Interpreting and uses one to analyze interpretations. Develops feedback skills essential to the team interpreting process. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 and completion of ASL 202.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INT 107 - Translation Skills
4 cr.

Further develops fundamental skills needed for the task of interpreting Targets comprehending source language (either ASL or English) transferring content into memory store (breaking from original form) restructuring into target language maintaining message equivalence conveying implicit and inferred information and applying appropriate discourse structure. Reviews Process Model of interpreting and uses it to analyze translations. Further develops feedback skills essential to the team interpreting process.

Prerequisites: INT 105 and INT 106.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INT 130 - Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession
3 cr.

Introduces basic principles and practices of interpreting focusing on the history of the profession logistics of interpreting situations regulatory and legislative issues resources and the Code of Ethics. Describes the state quality assurance screening and national certification exam systems including test procedures.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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INT 133 - ASL-to-English Interpretation I
3 cr.

Provides students the opportunity to begin consecutively interpreting monologues from the source language (ASL) to the target language (English); watch process and analyze entire ASL monologues; choose appropriate English to match the message; and eventually interpret the monologue into English. Puts interpreting theory into practice in a lab environment. Develops team interpreting techniques and provides students with the opportunity to interact with consumers of ASL-English interpretation and conduct research in the field of interpretation.

Prerequisite: INT 107.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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INT 134 - English-to-ASL Interpretation I
3 cr.

Provides students the opportunity to begin consecutively interpreting monologues from the source language (English) to the target language (ASL); listen to process and analyze entire English monologues; and choose appropriate ASL to match the message. Puts interpreting theory into practice in a lab environment. Develops team interpreting techniques and provides students with the opportunity to interact with consumers of ASL-English interpretation and conduct research in the field of interpretation.

Prerequisite: INT 107.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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INT 195 - Topics in Interpreter Education: Introduction to Oral Transliteration I
1 cr.

Studies roles responsibilities and qualifications involved in working as an oral transliterator. Addresses specific linguistic and communication concerns typically occurring in the oral transliteration setting. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111.

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INT 233 - ASL-to-English Interpretation II
3 cr.

Teaches students to perform simultaneous interpretations of monologues in the source language (ASL) to the target language (English) and process an incoming ASL monologue while simultaneously producing an appropriate interpretation in English. Provides students the opportunity to conduct research in the field of interpretation apply team interpreting techniques and interact with consumers of interpretation.

Prerequisites: INT 133 and INT 134.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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INT 234 - English-to-ASL Interpretation II
3 cr.

Teaches students to perform simultaneous interpretations of monologues in the source language (English) into the target language (ASL) and process an incoming English monologue while simultaneously producing an appropriate interpretation in ASL. Provides students the opportunity to conduct research in the field of interpretation apply team interpreting techniques and interact with consumers of interpretation.

Prerequisites: INT 133 and INT 134.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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INT 237 - Interpreting ASL in Safe Settings
3 cr.

Studies roles responsibilities and experiences involved in interpreting American Sign Language (ASL) in community and educational settings including ethical and business practices. Analyzes the specific linguistic needs of the clients managing the environment and resolving ethical concerns for interpreters.

Prerequisites: INT 233 and INT 234 or program head placement.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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INT 250 - Dialogic Interpretation I
3 cr.

Provides students the opportunity to apply interpreting fundamentals interpret dialogs between spoken English and ASL users analyze interpretations by using a Process Model of Interpreting conduct research practice team interpreting skills in an interactive interpreting environment and prepare for the interactive nature of standard interpreting evaluations.

Prerequisites: INT 233 and INT 234.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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INT 280 - Interpreter Assessment Preparation
3 cr.

Prepares student to sit for a specific interpreter assessment tool. Examines the contents of the various segments of the assessment tool. Provides an opportunity for the student to design and implement a specific individualized work plan based upon a diagnostic assessment of the studentaapos;s interpretation product to improve all knowledge skill and ability elements in order to meet or exceed the competency set for the selected interpreter assessment tool.

Prerequisite: INT 130.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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INT 290 - Coordinated Internship in Interpreter Education
3 cr.

Provides an internship under guidance of a professional interpreter as a means to transition from school to work. (Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.)

Prerequisites: INT 250 and successful completion of the written portion of an ASL-English interpreting assessment.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DESIGN(ITD) [back to top]

ITD 110 - Web Page Design I
3 cr.

Stresses a working knowledge of web site designs construction and management using HTML5 and Dreamweaver. Includes headings lists links images image maps tables forms and frames. Also includes templates Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) responsive web design and publishing to a web server.

Prerequisite: ITE 115 or equivalent with emphasis on file and folder management.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITD 112 - Designing Web Page Graphics
3 cr.

Explores the creation of digital graphics for web design. Includes basic design elements such as color and layout utilizing a computer graphics program.

Prerequisite: ITE 115 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITD 130 - Database Fundamentals
4 cr.

Introduces the student to Relational Database and Relational Database theory. Includes planning defining and using a database; table design linking and normalization; and types of databases database description and definition. Additional topics cover the use of Entity Relationship (ER) modeling in detail through many real-life examples and practical business problems and solutions. After several iterations the ER model captures the data requirements and business rules and forms a sound basis for the initial design of a relational database. The introduction to SQL allows for the implementation of a database design using SQL.

Prerequisite: ITE 115 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITD 132 - Structured Query Language (T-SQL)
3 cr.

Incorporates a working introduction to commands functions and operators used in SQL for extracting data from standard databases. Provides students with hands-on experience developing code functions triggers and stored procedures for Microsoft SQL Server.

Prerequisite: ITD 130 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITD 210 - Web Page Design II
4 cr.

Incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning design usability accessibility advanced site management and maintenance utilizing web editor software.

Prerequisite: ITD 110 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITD 212 - Interactive Web Design
4 cr.

Provides techniques in interactive web design concepts for cross-platform and low-bandwidth through fast and concise open source applications. Emphasizes the importance of usability accessibility optimization and performance. Understand and implement skills to design web sites for wireless devices. JQuery and jQuery Mobile are used to make websites interactive by reacting to visitor actions use animations and effects build drop-down navigation menus pop-ups and automate slideshows and more to improve the user interface.

Prerequisite: ITD 110 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITD 298 - Seminar and Project: Web Design Capstone
4 cr.

Provides students with hands-on experience developing exemplary websites created with Dreamweaver using advanced behaviors and techniques such as Asynchronous JavaScript and database connectivity using the Php language JQuery responsive web design and additional components that students will select.

Prerequisite: ITD 210 and ITD212 or permission from the instructor.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS(ITE) [back to top]

ITE 115 - Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
3 cr.

Covers computer concepts and internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing spreadsheet database and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Introduces information literacy knowledge and skills. Recommended

prerequisite: keyboarding skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITE 130 - Introduction to Internet Services
3 cr.

Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services including e-mail WWW browsing search engines ftp file compression and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITE 140 - Spreadsheet Software (Excel)
3 cr.

Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges control pages multiple sheets charts and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell enter data on multiple worksheets work with formulas and functions create charts PivotTables and styles insert headers and footers and filter data. Covers MOS Excel objectives.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITE 150 - Desktop Database Software (Access)
3 cr.

Incorporates instruction in planning defining and using a database; performing queries; producing reports; working with multiple files; and concepts of database programming. Course topics include database concepts principles of table design and table relationships entering data creating and using forms using data from different sources filtering creating mailing labels. This course covers MOS Access certification objectives.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITE 152 - Introduction to Digital Literacy
3 cr.

Develops understanding of digital literacy. Introduces basic computer concepts in hardware software cyber cloud database and operating systems. Includes hands-on experience developing word processing spreadsheet and presentation documents. Evaluates the reliability of sources. Covers creating a simple web page. Examines topics such as social legal and ethical issues.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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ITE 290 - Coordinated Internship in Information Technology Essentials
3 cr.

Provides students supervised on-the-job training in Information Systems Technology.

Prerequisite: Permission of program head.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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ITE 298 - Seminar and Project: Computer Applications Capstone
4 cr.

Provides students with hands-on experience using the current version of Microsoft Office in order to integrate the software applications to produce realistic business projects.

Prerequisites: ITE 140, ITE 150, ITD 110, or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING(ITN) [back to top]

ITN 101 - Introduction to Network Concepts
3 cr.

Provides instruction in networking media physical and logical topologies common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation support and LAN/WAN connectivity.

Co-requisite: ITE 221 or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 106 - Microcomputer Operating Systems
3 cr.

Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures creation of batch files and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 107 - Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
3 cr.

Includes specially designed instruction to give the student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 170 - Linux System Administration
3 cr.

Focuses instruction on the installation configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 200 - Administration of Network Resources
3 cr.

Focuses on the management of local area network servers. Teaches proper structuring of security systems. Explains print queues disk management and other local area network (LAN) issues. Presents concerns and issues for the purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades. Can be taught using any network operating system or a range of operating systems as a delivery tool. Co-requisite ITN 101.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 254 - Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration
4 cr.

Explores concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation configuration and management of a virtual infrastructure ESX Server and Virtual Center. Covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation fundamentals of storage area networks virtual switching virtual system management and engineering for high availability.

Prerequisite: ITN 171.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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ITN 257 - Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services
3 cr.

Focuses on cloud infrastructure deployment security models and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. Covers the technologies and processes required to build traditional virtualized and cloud data center environments including computation storage networking desktop and application virtualization business continuity security and management.

Prerequisite: ITN 101 or school approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 260 - Network Security Basics
3 cr.

Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives security architecture security models and security layers; risk management network security policy and security training. Includes the five security keys confidentiality integrity availability accountability and auditability.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 261 - Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking
4 cr.

Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint of hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers attacks Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code computer crime and industrial espionage. ITN 260 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITN 262 - Network Communication, Security, and Authentication
4 cr.

Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture routing addressing topology fragmentation and protocol analysis and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP. ITN 260 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITN 263 - Internet/Intranet Firewalls and e-Commerce Security
4 cr.

Gives an in-depth exploration of firewall Web security and e-commerce security. Explores firewall concepts types topology and the firewallaapos;s relationship to the TCP/IP protocol. Includes client/server architecture the Web server HTML and HTTP in relation to Web security and digital certification D.509 and public key infrastructure (PKI).

Prerequisite: ITN 260 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITN 276 - Computer Forensics I
3 cr.

Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer.

Prerequisite: ITN 260 or school approval. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITN 298 - Seminar and Project: Networking Capstone Course
4 cr.

Covers the use of advanced concepts and utilities with current network operating systems. Includes administrator duties such as server organization permissions and rights and client side issues such as configuration troubleshooting and installation of applications.

Prerequisites: ITN 101 and ITN 260 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING(ITP) [back to top]

ITP 100 - Software Design
3 cr.

Introduces principles and practices of software development. Includes instruction in critical thinking problem solving skills and essential programming logic in structured and object-oriented design using contemporary tools.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITP 120 - Java Programming I
4 cr.

Teaches the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java. Emphasizes program construction algorithm development coding debugging and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITP 136 - C# Programming I
4 cr.

Teaches the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C#. Emphasizes program construction algorithm development coding debugging and documentation of applications within the .NET framework.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ITP 100.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITP 236 - C# Programming II
4 cr.

Focuses instruction in advanced object-oriented techniques using C# for application development. Emphasizes database connectivity and back-end development using the .NET Framework and database processing using LINQ and the Entity Framework.

Prerequisite: ITP 136 and ITD 130.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITP 245 - Developing User Interfaces
4 cr.

Provides instruction in the creation of computer application user interfaces that offer intuitive navigation and informative design for web mobile and desktop applications and other technologies.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ITP 236 or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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ITP 251 - Systems Analysis and Design
3 cr.

Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology consisting of the systems planning analysis design implementation and support/security phases. Covers methodologies related to identification of information requirements; feasibility in the areas of economic technical and social requirements and related issues. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills.

Prerequisite: ITE 152 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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ITP 298 - Seminar and Project in Information Technology Programming: Programming Capstone
4 cr.

Provides students with hands-on experience developing sophisticated web-based applications using ASP.NET and SQL Server including profiles personalization web parts themes multi-lingual and web services. Students will work in small teams to build a semester-long project.

Prerequisites: ITP 136, ITP 236, ITP 245, ITP 251, ITD-130, ITD-132, or school approval.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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LEGAL ASSISTING (PARALEGAL STUDIES)(LGL) [back to top]

LGL 110 - Introduction to Law and the Paralegal
3 cr.

Introduces various areas of law in which a paralegal may be employed. Includes study of the court system (Virginia and federal); a brief overview of criminal law torts family law evidence the U.C.C. contracts and ethics; the role of the paralegal; and other areas of interest.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ENG 111 or permission of instructor.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 117 - Family Law
3 cr.

Studies elements of a valid marriage grounds for divorce and annulment separation defenses custody support adoptions and applicable tax consequences. Includes property settlement agreements pre- and ante-nuptial agreements pleadings and rules of procedure. May include specific federal and Virginia consumer laws.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 125 - Legal Research
3 cr.

Provides an understanding of various components of a law library and emphasizes research skills through the use of digests encyclopedias reporter systems codes citations ALR and other research tools. May include research through electronic databases overview of computer applications and writing projects. Prerequisite/Corequisite: LGL 126.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 126 - Legal Writing
3 cr.

Studies proper preparation of various legal documents including legal memoranda letters and pleadings. Involves practical applications. May include case and appellate briefs.

Prerequisites: ENG 111 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite/Corequisite: LGL 125.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 200 - Ethics for the Paralegal
1 cr.

Examines general principles of ethical conduct applicable to paralegals. Includes the application of rules of ethics to the practicing paralegal.

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LGL 210 - Virginia and Federal Procedure
3 cr.

Examines the rules of procedure in the Virginia and federal court systems including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Practice and Procedure in the General District Court Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Circuit Court Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia.

Prerequisite: LGL 110.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 215 - Torts
3 cr.

Studies fundamental principles of the law of torts and may include preparation and use of pleadings and other documents involved in the trial of a civil action. Emphasizes intentional torts negligence personal injury products liability and malpractice cases.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 216 - Trial Preparation and Discovery Practice
3 cr.

Examines the trial process including the preparation of a trial notebook pretrial motions and orders. May include preparation of interrogatories depositions and other discovery tools used in assembling evidence in preparation for the trial or an administrative hearing.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 218 - Criminal Law
3 cr.

Focuses on major crimes including their classification elements of proof intent conspiracy responsibility parties and defenses. Emphasizes Virginia law. May include general principles of applicable constitutional law and criminal procedure.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English placement test or evidence of ENG 111 or its equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 220 - Administrative Practice and Procedure
3 cr.

Surveys applicable administrative laws including the Privacy Act the Administrative Process Act and Freedom of Information Act. Studies practice and procedure involving the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control State Corporation Commission Virginia Workersaapos; Compensation Commission Social Security Administration Virginia Employment Commission and other administrative agencies.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 221 - E-Practice
3 cr.

Prepares students to electronically file (e-file) in federal court state court and appropriate administrative agencies. Provides the student with the proper information on electronic discovery (e-discovery) including how data are requested located and searched in the course of litigation. Focuses on the proper process required to be in conformance with the appropriate laws.

Prerequisites: LGL 210, LGL 216, ITE 152.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 222 - Information Technology for the Paralegal
3 cr.

Provides extensive instruction on technology in the law office including word processing tools spreadsheet programs database management systems office management programs case management programs electronic mail the Cloud litigation and trial software and the use of the Internet in the practice of law.

Prerequisite: ITE 152, LGL 125, or faculty approval.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 225 - Estate Planning and Probate
3 cr.

Introduces various devices used to plan an estate including wills trusts joint ownership and insurance. Considers various plans in light of family situations and estate objectives. Focuses on practices involving administration of an estate including taxes and preparation of forms.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 226 - Real Estate Abstracting
3 cr.

Reviews aspects of abstracting title to real estate recordation of land transactions liens grantor-grantee indices warranties covenants restrictions and easements.

Prerequisite: LGL 228 or permission of program head.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 228 - Real Estate Settlement Practicum
3 cr.

Focuses on methods and practices in administrative area of real estate closings back title information preliminary report from attorneyaapos;s title notes lenderaapos;s requirements payoffs HUD-1 settlement statement real estate taxes interest escrow disbursement and release of liens of record.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 235 - Legal Aspects of Business Organizations
3 cr.

Studies fundamental principles of agency law and the formation of business organizations. Includes sole proprietorship partnerships corporations limited liability companies and other business entities. Reviews preparation of the documents necessary for the organization and operation of businesses.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 238 - Bankruptcy
3 cr.

Provides a practical understanding of nonbankruptcy alternatives and the laws of bankruptcy including Chapters 7 11 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Emphasizes the preparation of petitions schedules statements and other forms.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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LGL 290 - Coordinated Internship in Legal Assisting
3 cr.

Provides the student supervised on-the-job training as a paralegal.

Prerequisite: Permission of the program head, which includes the successful completion of a comprehensive examination with a grade of 70 or better.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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MATH DIRECT ENROLLMENT(MDE) [back to top]

MDE 10 - Introduction to Algebra
3 cr.

Covers topics in arithmetic through introduction to variables and equations. Prepares students for enrollment into MDE 60 MTH 101-133 or direct enrollment into MTH 154 or MTH 155 with co�requisite.

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MDE 54 - Learning Supports for Quantitative Reasoning
3 cr.

Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning. Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction guided practice and individualized support.

Co-requisite: MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning.

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MDE 55 - Learning Supports for Statistical Reasoning
3 cr.

Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning. Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction guided practice and individualized support.

Co-requisite: MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning.

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MDE 60 - Intermediate Algebra
3 cr.

Covers topics in algebra. Prepares students for enrollment into MTH 161 with co-requisite.

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MDE 61 - Learning Supports for Pre-Calculus
3 cr.

Provides support to ensure success for students co-enrolled in Pre-Calculus (MTH 161). Course will review foundational topics through direct instruction guided practice and individualized support.

Co-requisite: MTH 161 - Precalculus I.

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MEDICAL LABORATORY(MDL) [back to top]

MDL 100 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
2 cr.

Introduces the basic principles techniques and vocabulary applicable to all phases of medical laboratory technology including design of the health care system ethics terminology and calculations.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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MDL 105 - Phlebotomy
3 cr.

Introduces basic medical terminology anatomy physiology components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Teaches techniques of specimen collection specimen handling and patient interactions.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the reading placement test.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 110 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids
3 cr.

Studies the gross chemical and microscopic techniques used in the clinical laboratory. Emphasizes the study of clinical specimens which include the urine feces cerebrospinal fluid blood and body exudates. Introduces specimen collection and preparation.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDL 101.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 125 - Clinical Hematology I
3 cr.

Teaches the cellular elements of blood including blood cell formation and routine hematological procedures.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDL 101.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 190 - Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy (MLT)
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in a designated specimen collection location. Includes skill development and evaluation of blood collection using venipuncture and capillary techniques specimen handling patient/staff interactions professional behavior and troubleshooting the collection process. Requires successful completion of 50 procedures for students to pass this course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of MDL 100 or MDL 105.

Laboratory 8 hours per week.

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MDL 190 - Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy Training
4 cr.

Provides supervised training and practice in venipuncture for phlebotomy students at clinical sites coordinated by the college. Students will observe venipunctures perform some procedures with supervision and perform the remaining venipunctures on their own. A total of 100 venipunctures and 25 dermal punctures must be completed successfully to pass this clinical. Students may also be required to attend site-specific training related to bloodborne pathogens and HIPAA and participate in skills assessments by Reynolds faculty.

Prerequisite: MDL 105.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for three weeks.

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MDL 210 - Immunology and Serology
3 cr.

Teaches principles of basic immunology physiology of the immune system diseases involving the immune system and serologic procedures.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDL 101.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 216 - Blood Banking
3 cr.

Teaches fundamentals of blood grouping and typing compatibility testing antibody screening component preparation donor selection and transfusion reactions and investigation.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDL 210.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 225 - Clinical Hematology II
3 cr.

Teaches advanced study of blood to include coagulation abnormal blood formation and changes seen in various diseases.

Prerequisite: MDL 125.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 251 - Clinical Microbiology I
3 cr.

Teaches handling isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasizes clinical techniques of bacteriology and mycology. Part I of II.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MDL 101.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 4 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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MDL 252 - Clinical Microbiology II
3 cr.

Teaches handling isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasizes clinical techniques of bacteriology mycology parasitology and virology. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: MDL 251 (or BIO 205).

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MDL 261 - Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I
4 cr.

Introduces methods of performing biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. Teaches instrumentation involved in a clinical chemistry laboratory quality control and the ability to recognize technical problems. Part I of II.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: MDL 100 and CHM 101 or CHM 111.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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MDL 281 - Clinical Correlations
1 cr.

Teaches students to apply knowledge gained in courses offered in the MDL curriculum using primarily a case history form of presentation. Emphasizes critical-thinking skills in the practice of laboratory medicine. To be taken in final semester while students are in clinical rotations.

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MDL 290 - Coordinated Practice in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in a hospital blood bank. Includes skill development and evaluation of typing and cross-matching technique for transfusion analyzing data and formulating reports performing and analyzing quality control measures and troubleshooting test parameters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the MDL curriculum and program permission to enroll in this course.

Co-requisite: MDL 281.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for three weeks.

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MDL 290 - Coordinated Practice in Clinical Chemistry
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in a clinical chemistry laboratory. Includes skill development and evaluation of chemical analysis technique for blood and other body fluids analyzing data and formulating reports performing and analyzing quality control measures and troubleshooting test parameters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the MDL curriculum and program permission to enroll in this course.

Co-requisite: MDL 281.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for three weeks.

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MDL 290 - Coordinated Practice in Hematology
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in a clinical hematology laboratory. Includes skill development and evaluation of techniques for automated cell counting manual differential counting assessing blood cells in health and disease analyzing data and formulating reports performing and analyzing quality control measures and troubleshooting test parameters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the MDL curriculum and program permission to enroll in this course.

Co-requisite: MDL 281.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for three weeks.

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MDL 290 - Coordinated Practice in Microbiology
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Includes skill development and evaluation of culture and sensitivity technique for various patient specimens identification of numerous pathogens analyzing data and formulating reports performing and analyzing quality control measures and troubleshooting test parameters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the MDL curriculum and program permission to enroll in this course.

Co-requisite: MDL 281.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for three weeks.

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MDL 290 - Coordinated Practice in Urinalysis, Serology, and Coagulation
1 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in conjunction with another rotation at the discretion of the clinical site. Includes skill development and evaluation of techniques performing urinalysis conducting serological assays conducting hemostasis studies analyzing data and formulating reports performing and analyzing quality control measures and troubleshooting test parameters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the MDL curriculum and program permission to enroll in this course.

Co-requisite: MDL 281.

Laboratory 40 hours per week for one week.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECH(MEC) [back to top]

MEC 175 - Fundamental Shop Procedures and Internal Combustion Engine
4 cr.

Introduces the student to the practical use and care of hand and power tools shop equipment and pullers precision measuring tools service manuals and parts catalogs and safety. Includes the introduction to the design of the internal combustion engine.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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MENTAL HEALTH(MEN) [back to top]

MEN 101 - Mental Health Skill Training I
3 cr.

Develops skills necessary to function as a mental health worker with emphasis on guided practice in counseling skills as well as improved self-awareness. Includes training in problem-solving goal-setting and implementation of appropriate strategies and evaluation techniques relating to interaction involving a variety of client needs. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MEN 102 - Mental Health Skill Training II
3 cr.

Develops skills necessary to function as a mental health worker with emphasis on guided practice in counseling skills as well as improved self-awareness. Includes training in problem-solving goal-setting and implementation of appropriate strategies and evaluation techniques relating to interaction involving a variety of client needs. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: MEN 101.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MARKETING(MKT) [back to top]

MKT 110 - Principles of Selling
3 cr.

Presents a fundamental skills-based approach to the professional selling of products services and ideas and to relationship building. Emphasizes learning effective interpersonal communication skills in all areas of the sales process through skill-building activities. Examines entry-level sales careers in retailing wholesaling services and industrial selling. Focuses on building a positive self-image following ethical behavior understanding buyer needs and appreciating the importance of a positive customer relationship strategy. Concludes in a professional sales presentation to buyers ranging from individual consumers to corporations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 120 - Fundamentals of Fashion
3 cr.

Develops an understanding of the principles and procedures involved in the production distribution and consumption of fashion merchandise. Traces the history and development of fashion and how these changes affect the fashion merchandising world. Focuses on changing consumer characteristics which influence demand for fashion products and the effects that fashion marketing activities have on the economy.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 201 - Introduction to Marketing
3 cr.

Introduces students to the discipline of marketing and the need to create customer value and customer relationships in the marketplace. Presents an overview of marketing principles concepts management strategies and tactics along with the analytical tools used by organizations in the creation of a marketing plan to promote ideas products and/or services to selected target groups. Also examines entrepreneurial global and e-marketing practices in todayaapos;s business environment.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 209 - Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing
3 cr.

Builds on the principles of marketing to introduce the more specific importance and specialization of Sports Entertainment and Recreation (SER) marketing. Emphasizes the SER industries as they relate to economics business structure product development branding pricing strategies distribution strategies integrated communications ethics and research.

Prerequisite: MKT 201.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 210 - Sales Management
3 cr.

Presents an in-depth examination of managing a sales force. Introduces methods of training compensating motivating and evaluating the sales force. Explores forecasting techniques and quotas.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 215 - Sales and Marketing Management
3 cr.

Emphasizes the relationship of professional sales skills and marketing management techniques. Demonstrates the use of the Internet to enhance marketing. Studies legal and ethical considerations.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 216 - Retail Organization and Management
3 cr.

Examines the organization of the retail establishment to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner. Includes study of site location internal layout store operations and security. Examines the retailing mix the buying or procurement process pricing and selling. Studies retail advertising promotion and publicity as a coordinated effort to increase store traffic.

Prerequisite: An understanding of basic marketing and business activities is desirable.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 220 - Principles of Advertising
3 cr.

Emphasizes the role of advertising in the marketing of goods services and ideas. Discusses the different uses of advertising; types of media; how advertising is created; agency functions; and legal social and economic aspects of the industry. Introduces advertising display copy and art work preparation printing and selection of media.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 227 - Merchandise Buying and Control
3 cr.

Studies the merchandising cycle. Explores techniques used in the development of buying resources merchandising plans model stock unit control and inventory systems. Highlights merchandise selection policy pricing strategies and inventory control methods.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 228 - Promotion
3 cr.

Presents an overview of integrated marketing communications through advertising public relations personal selling and sales promotion. Focuses on coordinating these activities into an effective campaign to promote sales for a particular product business institution or industry.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 229 - Marketing Research
3 cr.

Introduces the marketing research process to include methodology data collection sampling and analysis. Focuses on planning basic research studies and applying the findings to marketing decisions.

Prerequisite: MKT 201.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 238 - Fashion Merchandising
3 cr.

Compares the major considerations involved in the buying and merchandising of fashion products. Emphasizes the dynamics of fashion and consumer buying patterns and sources of buying information. Discusses fashion buying and inventory control in the merchandising cycle plus techniques used to develop fashion buying plans model stocks unit control and inventory systems. Stresses selection policy and pricing for profit.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 260 - Customer Service Management
3 cr.

Examines the role of customer service in achieving a firmaapos;s long-term goals; discusses the basic principles of effective customer service; and explores the tasks and responsibilities of a customer service manager. Includes such topics as purpose of customer service; establishment of customer service goals and policies; recruitment selection and training of customer service employees; motivation techniques; empowering employees for better decision making; and evaluation of customer service employees and program.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 271 - Consumer Behavior
3 cr.

Examines the various influences affecting consumer-buying behavior before during and after product purchases. Describes personal societal cultural environmental group and economic determinants on consumer buying.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 275 - International Marketing
3 cr.

Examines the role of the multinational firm as well as the environments in which they operate. Covers such factors as exchange rates government foreign trade policy and social-cultural factors. Compares international and domestic marketing strategies.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 281 - Principles of Internet Marketing
3 cr.

Introduces students to Internet marketing. Discusses how to implement marketing programs strategically and tactically using online communications tools. Teaches e-marketing strategies.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 282 - Principles of eCommerce
3 cr.

Studies on-line business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments the development of product opportunities pricing structures distribution channels and execution of marketing strategies.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 283 - Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues in eCommerce
3 cr.

Examines major issues of e-commerce which include privacy protection concerns about censorship protection of intellectual property and copyright issues fraud prevention along with the local national and international legal framework within which marketing strategies are executed.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 284 - Social Media Marketing
3 cr.

Surveys the use of social networks and online communities such as blogs wikis and virtual events that allow companies to expand their interaction with customers and develop relationships with collaborative communities. Emphasizes the ongoing transformation of the way companies adjust their marketing plans to improve interaction with customers online.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 285 - Current Issues in Marketing
3 cr.

Serves as a capstone course for marketing majors. Provides an integrated perspective of current issues and practices in marketing. Explores contemporary issues and practices in a highly participatory classroom environment.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MKT 290 - Coordinated Internship in Marketing
3 cr.

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Provides students an opportunity to increase their knowledge of operating a retail business. Teaches the skills necessary for effective performance in supervisory and upper-level management positions in marketing occupations. Involves rotation among the various departments/functions within the retail training laboratory until the student is familiar with the operation. Combines a comprehensive introduction to store retailing with extensive on-the-job training assignments which provide the opportunity to apply the understanding of merchandising and management procedures.

Prerequisite: Minimum of any 30 credits.

Laboratory 15 hours per week.

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MKT 298 - Seminar and Project in Marketing
3 cr.

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the studentaapos;s occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Familiarizes the student with many career opportunities in the field through classroom instruction and field exercises.

Prerequisite: Students should have completed most of the Retail Specialization before enrolling in this course.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MATHEMATICS(MTH) [back to top]

MTH 111 - Basic Technical Mathematics
3 cr.

Provides a foundation in mathematics with emphasis in arithmetic unit conversion basic algebra geometry and trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 130 - Fundamentals of Reasoning
3 cr.

Presents elementary concepts of algebra linear graphing financial literacy descriptive statistics and measurement and geometry. Based on college programs being supported by this course colleges may opt to add additional topics such as logic or trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 131 - Technical Mathematics
3 cr.

Presents algebra through unit conversion trigonometry vectors geometry and complex numbers.

Prerequisites: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 133 - Mathematics for Health Professionals
3 cr.

Presents in context the arithmetic of fractions and decimals the metric system and dimensional analysis percents ratio and proportion linear equations topics in statistics topics in geometry logarithms and topics in health professions including dosages dilutions and IV flow rates.

Prerequisites: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning
3 cr.

Presents topics in proportional reasoning modeling financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.

Prerequisite: Completion of MDE 010 followed by co-enrollment in MDE 54 with MTH 154 or placement in MTH 154 or placement in co-requisites MTH 154 and MDE 54.

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MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning
3 cr.

Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation descriptive statistics probability estimation hypothesis testing correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking simulation and the use of statistical software. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 and MTH 245.

Prerequisite: Completion of MDE 010 followed by co-enrollment in MDE 55 with MTH 155 or placement in MTH 155 or placement in co-requisites MTH 155 and MDE 55.

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MTH 156 - Elementary Geometry
3 cr.

Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces non-Euclidean geometries and current topics.

Prerequisite: Competency in Introductory Algebra MDE 010 as demonstrated through placement or by satisfactorily completing MDE 010.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 161 - Precalculus I
3 cr.

Presents topics in power polynomial rational exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161 and 167 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Completion of MDE 60 followed by co-enrollment in MDE 61 with MTH 161 or placement in MTH 161 or placement in co-requisites MTH 161 and MDE 61.

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MTH 162 - Precalculus II
3 cr.

Presents trigonometry trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162 and 167 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 162 or completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

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MTH 167 - Precalculus with Trigonometry
5 cr.

Presents topics in power polynomial rational exponential and logarithmic functions systems of equations trigonometry trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167 and 161/162 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 167.

Lecture 5 hours per week.

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MTH 199 - Supervised Study - Heron's Formula
1 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Presents Heronaapos;s Formula.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161.

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MTH 245 - Statistics I
3 cr.

Presents an overview of statistics including descriptive statistics elementary probability probability distributions estimation hypothesis testing correlation and linear regression. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245 - Statistics I or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 154 or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

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MTH 246 - Statistics II
3 cr.

Continues the study of estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on advanced regression topics experimental design analysis of variance chi-square tests and non-parametric methods. Focuses on multivariate and nonparametric techniques useful to business science and social science majors.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 245 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 261 - Applied Calculus I
3 cr.

Introduces limits continuity differentiation and integration of algebraic exponential and logarithmic functions and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business social sciences and life sciences.

Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 261 or completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 262 - Applied Calculus II
3 cr.

Covers techniques of integration and an introduction to differential equations and multivariable calculus with an emphasis throughout on applications in business social sciences and life sciences.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 261 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 263 - Calculus I
4 cr.

Presents concepts of limits derivatives differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules application of differentiation antiderivatives and integrals.

Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 263 or completion of MTH 167 or MTH 161/162 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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MTH 264 - Calculus II
4 cr.

Prepares students for further study in calculus with analytic geometry by providing them with the necessary competencies in finding limits differentiation and integration. Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular polar and parametric graphing indefinite and definite integrals methods of integration and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical physical and engineering science programs.

Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 264 or completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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MTH 265 - Calculus III
4 cr.

Prepares students for further study in calculus. Focuses on extending the concepts of function limit continuity derivative integral and vector from the plane to the three dimensional space. Topics include vector functions multivariate functions partial derivatives multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. Designed for mathematical physical and engineering science programs.

Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 265 or completion of MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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MTH 266 - Linear Algebra
3 cr.

Covers matrices vector spaces determinants solutions of systems of linear equations basis and dimension eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Designed for mathematical physical and engineering science programs.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of B or better, or MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 267 - Differential Equations
3 cr.

Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications and numerical methods.

Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 264 with a grade of C or better.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MTH 288 - Discrete Mathematics
3 cr.

Presents topics in sets counting graphs logic proofs functions relations mathematical induction Boolean Algebra and recurrence relations.

Prerequisites: MTH 161 or MTH 166 or MTH 167.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MUSIC(MUS) [back to top]

MUS 111 - Music Theory I
4 cr.

Discusses elements of musical construction of scales intervals triads and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part I of II.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MUS 112 - Music Theory II
4 cr.

Discusses elements of musical construction of scales intervals triads and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: MUS 111.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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MUS 121 - Music in Society
3 cr.

Explores the language of music through an introduction to basic elements forms and styles across time. Acquaints students with composersaapos; lives and influential creative individualities discovering representative works and milestones in western society. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically. Reviews historical development and significance of art music within the context of evolving societal structures.

Lecture 3 hours. 3 credits.

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MUS 221 - History of Music I
3 cr.

Presents the chronology of musical styles from antiquity to the present time. Relates the historical development of music to parallel movements in art drama and literature. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically to music.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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MUS 225 - The History of Jazz
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NATURAL SCIENCE(NAS) [back to top]

NAS 2 - Foundations of Life Sciences
3 cr.

Presents elementary biological and chemical principles for allied health students whose high school preparation is deficient in the biological sciences.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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NURSING - NSG(NSG) [back to top]

NSG 100 - Introduction to Nursing Concepts
4 cr.

Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: BIO 141 or BIO 231; ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 101, current CPR certification by American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Co-requisites: BIO 142, NSG 106, and NSG 200.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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NSG 106 - Competencies for Nursing Practice
2 cr.

Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety evidence-based practice informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: BIO 141 or BIO 231, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 101, CPR - American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Co-requisites: NSG 100 and NSG 200.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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NSG 130 - Professional Nursing Concepts
1 cr.

Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing.

Prerequisites: BIO 141 or BIO 231; ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 101, current CPR certification by American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

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NSG 152 - Health Care Participant
3 cr.

Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals families and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or cooperating agencies and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: BIO 142 or BIO 232; NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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NSG 170 - Health/Illness Concepts
6 cr.

Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: BIO 142 or BIO 232; NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130, and NSG 200.

Lecture 4 hours.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 10 hours per week.

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NSG 200 - Health Promotion and Assessment
3 cr.

Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants children adults geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development communication and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: BIO 141 or BIO 231; ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 101.

Co-requisites: NSG 100, NSG 106.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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NSG 210 - Health Care Concepts I
5 cr.

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments. Part I of II.

Prerequisites: BIO 150 or BIO 205, NSG 152, and NSG 170.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 9 hours per week.

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NSG 211 - Health Care Concepts II
5 cr.

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: BIO 150 or BIO 205, NSG 152, and NSG 170.

Laboratory 6 hours.

Total 9 hours per week.

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NSG 230 - Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts
2 cr.

Develops the role of the professional nurse in the health care environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211.

Lecture 2 hours.

Total 2 hours per week.

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NSG 252 - Complex Health Care Concepts
4 cr.

Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment patient-centered care and collaboration.

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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NSG 270 - Nursing Capstone
4 cr.

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient-centered care safety nursing judgment professional behaviors informatics quality improvement and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories clinical/community settings and/or simulated environments.

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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OPTICIANRY(OPT) [back to top]

OPT 105 - Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye
3 cr.

Considers the fundamentals of various body systems and principles of human physiology; methods of drug delivery including the advantages and disadvantages of drops ointments and sustained release systems; systemic use of medications; basic characteristics of common external and internal diseases of the eye; and ocular emergencies.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 121 - Optical Theory I
3 cr.

Introduces theory and application of ophthalmic lenses. Presents history basic manufacturing and quality standards of ophthalmic lenses propagation of light refraction and dioptric measurements true power surface power nominal lens formula. Explains lens makers equation boxing system spherical lens design fundamental aspects of cylindrical lenses sphero-cylinder lens design and flat and toric transposition.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 122 - Optical Theory II
3 cr.

Explores the development of multifocal lenses application of multifocal lenses survey of current ophthalmic lens the properties of spherocylinder lenses and an in-depth analysis of the optics of ophthalmic prisms which includes prism notation vertical imbalance and anisometropia.

Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 150 - Optical Laboratory Theory I
3 cr.

Introduces the student to the terminology instruments lens frames and materials used in the surfacing and finishing of optical prescription eyewear. Focuses on the lensometry and fabrication of single vision eyewear and presents personal and environmental safety issues.

Co-requisite: OPT 152.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 151 - Optical Laboratory Theory II
3 cr.

Covers making eyeglasses with advanced prescriptions and frames. Includes verification and neutralization techniques for single vision lens and bifocals frame repair accomplishing prescribed prism by decentration verification and neutralization semi-rimless glasses and multifocal glasses.

Prerequisite: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 153.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 152 - Optical Laboratory Clinical I
3 cr.

Provides the clinical component of OPT 150. Provides students the opportunity to learn clinical skills in fundamental optical laboratory tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and attaining skills that meet acceptable professional standards.

Co-requisite: OPT 150.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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OPT 153 - Optical Laboratory Clinical II
3 cr.

Provides the clinical component of OPT 151. Presents students with an opportunity to learn clinical skills for optical laboratory tasks at the advanced level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and the attainment of skills that meet acceptable professional standards.

Prerequisites: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 151.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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OPT 154 - Optical Business Management
3 cr.

Covers basic management and leadership skills necessary for a successful eye care office. Teaches the analysis creative thinking judgment planning strategy and implementation skills necessary for todayaapos;s optical business challenges.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 160 - Optical Dispensing Theory I
3 cr.

Introduces the student to the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Includes the history of the profession patient/client measurements frame and lens materials frame and lens selection prescription analysis and adjustment techniques.

Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 165.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 165 - Optical Dispensing Clinical I
2 cr.

Provides the student with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Covers patient/client measurements frame and lens materials frame and lens selection prescription analysis and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 160.

Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 160.

Laboratory 4 hours per week.

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OPT 260 - Optical Dispensing Theory II
3 cr.

Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for student to become a licensed dispensing optician including patient/client measurements presbyopic options frame and lens materials absorptive lenses frame and lens selection safety and sports eyewear prescription analysis to include considerations for spectacle magnification and tilt low vision aids and adjustment techniques.

Prerequisites: OPT 160 and OPT 165 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 271.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 271 - Optical Dispensing Clinical II
3 cr.

Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing opticians including patient/client measurements frame and lens materials frame and lens selection prescription analysis and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 260.

Prerequisites: OPT 160 and OPT 165 or equivalent.

Co-requisite: OPT 260.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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OPT 272 - Optical Dispensing Clinical III
3 cr.

Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician including patient/client measurements frame and lens materials frame and lens selection prescription analysis and adjustment techniques.

Prerequisite: OPT 271.

Laboratory 12 hours per week.

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OPT 273 - Contact Lens Theory I
3 cr.

Introduces basic concepts and techniques of contact lens fitting design materials and nomenclature. Covers contact lens insertion and removal techniques and basic slit lamp and keratometry skills.

Prerequisites: OPT 105 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 274 - Contact Lens Theory II
3 cr.

Explores soft spherical and gas permeable contact lens fitting philosophies tolerances and designs. Develops the studentaapos;s patient evaluation skills patient training skills and skills for evaluating the fit and verification of contact lenses.

Prerequisite: OPT 273 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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OPT 280 - Contact Lens Clinical
3 cr.

Promotes the development of clinical skills in fundamental contact lens tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes professional standards.

Prerequisite: OPT 274 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION(PED) [back to top]

PED 109 - Yoga
2 cr.

Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hours per week.

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PED 109 - Yoga I
1 cr.

Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Part I of II.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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PED 111 - Weight Training I
2 cr.

Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Part I of II.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 2 hours.

Total 3 hour per week.

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PED 111 - Weight Training I
1 cr.

Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Part I of II.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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PED 117 - Fitness Walking
1 cr.

Teaches content and skills needed to design implement and evaluate an individualized program of walking based upon fitness level.

Laboratory 2 hours per week.

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PHILOSOPHY(PHI) [back to top]

PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy I
3 cr.

Presents an introduction to philosophical problems and perspectives with emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning knowledge reality and values. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy I
3 cr.

Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning knowledge reality and values. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 111 - Logic I
3 cr.

Introduces inductive and deductive reasoning with an emphasis on common errors and fallacies.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 220 - Ethics
3 cr.

Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 225 - Selected Problems in Applied Ethics
3 cr.

Analyzes and discusses significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the various professions such as business medicine law education journalism and public affairs. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 227 - Bio-Medical Ethics
3 cr.

Examines the ethical implications of specific biomedical issues in the context of major ethical systems.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement recommendation for Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHI 260 - Studies in Eastern Thinking
3 cr.

Introduces an in-depth study of the East through a variety of approaches which include music literature drama and cinema. Places special emphasis on Chinese and Japanese philosophy and religion especially Buddhism.

Prerequisite: Must have tested into English 111 with no developmental co-requisites.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PHOTOGRAPHY(PHT) [back to top]

PHT 164 - Introduction to Digital Photography
3 cr.

Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function composition and image production as they apply to digital imagery.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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PHT 264 - Digital Photography II
3 cr.

Teaches theory and practice of digital photography including the Adobe Photoshop techniques needed for top quality inkjet prints. Emphasizes use of digital cameras in studio and on location. Teaches advanced techniques of image editing including photo restoration and multi-image compositing. Students work with existing images including family snapshots and antique photographs as well as photographs shot specifically for the course. In addition to prescribed assignments a personal project allows for exploration of creative ideas and topics of the studentaapos;s choice. Provides training in digital image transmission from remote locations.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should feel comfortable working at a computer, be familiar with negotiating program menus, and know how files are saved and stored. A camera with manually adjustable aperture and shutter is required.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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PHYSICS(PHY) [back to top]

PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics I
4 cr.

Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion energy heat sound light electricity and magnetism and modern physics. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: high school mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and logarithms.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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PHY 201 - General College Physics I
4 cr.

Teaches fundamental principles of physics on an algebra/ geometry/trig math level. Covers mechanics fluids and thermodynamics. Students should consult the requirements of their individual program and transfer school to determine the correct course and the transferability of course to senior institution. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: MTH 167 or MTH 161 and 162.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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PHY 202 - General College Physics II
4 cr.

Teaches fundamental principles of physics on an algebra/geometry/trig math level. Covers wave phenomena optics electricity and magnetism an introduction to relativity nuclear physics and selected topics in modern physics. Students should consult the requirements of their individual program and transfer school to determine the correct course and the transferability of course to senior institution. Part II of II.

Prerequisite: PHY 201 with a C or better.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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PHY 241 - University Physics I
4 cr.

Teaches principles of classical and modern physics on calculus math level. Covers mechanics and heat. Students should consult the requirements of their individual program and transfer school to determine the correct course and the transferability of course to senior institution. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: MTH 263.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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PHY 242 - University Physics II
4 cr.

Teaches principles of classical and modern physics on calculus math level. Covers wave phenomena optics electricity and magnetism an introduction to relativity and nuclear physics. Students should consult the requirements of their individual program and transfer school to determine the correct course and the transferability of course to senior institution. Part II of II.

Prerequisites: PHY 241 with a C or better.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE(PLS) [back to top]

PLS 135 - U.S. Government and Politics
3 cr.

Teaches the political structure processes institutions and policymaking of the US national government. Focuses on the three branches of government their interrelationships and how they shape policy. Addresses federalism; civil liberties and civil rights; political socialization and participation; public opinion the media; interest groups; political parties; elections; and policymaking. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Lecture 3 hours. 3 credits.

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PLS 136 - State and Local Government and Politics
3 cr.

Teaches structure powers and functions of state and local government in the United States as related to federalism; constitutionalism; elections; powers of legislative executive and judicial powers of state and local government; state-local-federal relations; fiscal matters; metropolitan issues; and policy issues like health education criminal justice and welfare. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PRACTICAL NURSING(PNE) [back to top]

PNE 143 - Applied Nursing Skills
1 cr.

Applies principles and procedures essential to the basic nursing care of patients. Involves campus and/or clinical lab hours in a geriatric setting.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program, SDV 100 or SDV 101, ENG 111, PSY 230, BIO 141, and ITE 115.

Co-Requisites: BIO 142, PNG 110, and PNG 115.

Laboratory 3 hours. Contact 3 hours per week.

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PRACTICAL NURSING(PNG) [back to top]

PNG 110 - Patient-Centered Concepts
2 cr.

Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement patient-centered care at the beginning level. Introduces concepts of communication collaboration health care law ethics nursing process lifespan development culture safety coping stress mobility and lifelong learning with a specific focus on the role of the practical nurse.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program. Completion of SDV 100 or 101, ENG 111, PSY 230, and BIO 141 with grades of C or above. Completion of all program-specific paperwork (e.g., background and drug screening, evidence of active American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Professionals, Assumption of Risk form, health forms, proof of immunity, negative TB).

Co-requisites: PNG 115 and BIO 142.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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PNG 115 - Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical
2 cr.

Provides students an opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured health care setting. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe evidence-based patient-centered care.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program; SDV 100 or 101, ENG 111, PSY 230, and BIO 141 with grades of C or above; completion of all program-specific paperwork (e.g., background and drug screening, evidence of active American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Professionals, Assumption of Risk form, health forms, proof of immunity, negative TB).

Co-requisites: PNG 110 and BIO 142.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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PNG 120 - Patient-Centered Care I
3 cr.

Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement with a more diverse patient-centered population with an increase in scope of care needs. Introduces concepts of anxiety nutrition elimination infection gas exchange pain sexuality and reproduction with specific focus on the role of the practical nurse. Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement with a more diverse patient-centered population with an increase in scope of care needs.

Prerequisites: PNG 110 and PNG 115.

Co-requisites: PNG 125 and BIO 142.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

Total 5 hours per week.

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PNG 125 - Patient-Centered Care I Clinical
2 cr.

Provides students with the opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured clinical setting that includes maternal-child health care and adult and geriatric populations. Includes care of the child-rearing family with an emphasis on health promotion and reduction of risk. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe evidence-based patient-centered care.

Prerequisites: PNG 110 and PNG 115.

Co-requisites: PNG 120 and BIO 142.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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PNG 210 - Patient-Centered Care II
4 cr.

Provides an overview of identified general concepts to implement patient-centered care. Introduces concepts of glucose regulation fluid and electrolyte balance perfusion sensory perception thermo-regulation tissue integrity and patient education. Expands knowledge of gas exchange and mobility. Focuses on the role of the practical nurse in health promotion and maintenance. Provides an opportunity for students in the lab to learn the skills needed to provide quality evidence-based care in the clinical setting.

Prerequisites: PNG 120, PNG 125, and BIO 142; evidence of current health and immunity status; negative TB results repeated annually; current certification of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals; and current compliance with all program documentation requirements.

Co-requisite: PNG 215.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

Total 6 hours per week.

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PNG 215 - Patient-Centered Care II Clinical
2 cr.

Provides the student an opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured rehabilitation or other in-patient setting. Incorporates technical skills learned for the care of complex patients. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe evidence-based patient-centered care.

Prerequisites: PNG 120 and PNG 125; maintenance of all program document expectations, inclusive of CPR, health, and background requirements.

Co-requisite: PNG 210.

Laboratory 6 hours per week.

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PNG 220 - Patient-Centered Care III
4 cr.

Provides an overview of the identified general concepts to implement patient-centered care. Introduces concepts of intracranial regulation clotting cellular regulation cognition mood and affect psychosis and care coordination. Expands knowledge of perfusion gas exchange pain and lifelong learning. Focuses on the role of the practical nurse in health promotion and maintenance.

Prerequisites: PNG 210 and PNG 215.

Co-requisite: PNG 225.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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PNG 225 - Patient-Centered Care III Clinical
3 cr.

Provides students with the opportunity to implement classroom learning in structured health care settings. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe evidence-based patient-centered care. Provides the student an opportunity to implement care coordination and manage resources to support patient care.

Prerequisites: PNG 210 and PNG 215.

Co-requisite: PNG 220.

Laboratory 9 hours per week.

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PSYCHOLOGY(PSY) [back to top]

PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology
3 cr.

Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior and mental processes research methods biological bases of behavior sensation and perception developmental psychology learning memory thinking intelligence personality social psychology and psychological disorders and treatment. The assignments in the course require college-level reading fluency and coherent communication through written reports. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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PSY 215 - Abnormal Psychology
3 cr.

Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies.

Prerequisite: PSY 200, 201, or 202. Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology
3 cr.

Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person�s physical cognitive and psychosocial growth.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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PSY 235 - Child Psychology
3 cr.

Studies the development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical cognitive social and emotional factors involved in the child�s growth.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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REAL ESTATE(REA) [back to top]

REA 100 - Principles of Real Estate
4 cr.

Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles estates land descriptions contracts legal instruments and concepts real estate mathematics financing agency appraisal fair housing and management of real estate.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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RELIGION(REL) [back to top]

REL 230 - Religions of The World
3 cr.

Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin history and doctrine.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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REL 231 - Religions of the World I
3 cr.

Studies religions of the world with attention to origin history and doctrine. Part I of II.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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REL 233 - Introduction to Islam
3 cr.

Studies Islam in its historical religious and political dimensions and assists in the understanding of its contemporary vitality and attraction as a faith a culture and a way of life.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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REL 240 - Religions in America
3 cr.

Surveys various manifestations of religion in the American experience. Emphasizes concepts problems and issues of religious pluralism and character of American religious life.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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REL 255 - Selected Problems and Issues in Religion: Women and the Bible
3 cr.

Introduces students to the portrayal of women in the Bible. Examines through selected Biblical texts the role and depiction of women within this text. Studies the impact of scriptural writing on the role of women in the Western world through the lens of feminist scholars. Students are asked to think critically about the texts and the issues raised by feminist perspectives and to analyze the impact of the Bible on women today and society as a whole.

Prerequisites: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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RESPIRATORY THERAPY(RTH) [back to top]

RTH 102 - Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care II
3 cr.

Integrates the concepts of mathematics chemistry physics microbiology and computer technology as these sciences apply to the practices of respiratory care.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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RTH 110 - Fundamental Theory and Procedures for Respiratory Care
3 cr.

Focuses on the development of basic respiratory care skills necessary to enter the hospital environment.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Health Science Career Studies Certificate Respiratory Therapy pathway and acceptance into pre-clinical courses.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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RTH 112 - Pathology of the Cardiopulmonary System
3 cr.

Presents pathophysiology of medical and surgical diseases with emphasis upon diseases of the cardiopulmonary system.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first semester of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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RTH 121 - Cardiopulmonary Science I
3 cr.

Focuses on pathophysiology assessment treatment and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular physiology and pathophysiology.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Health Science Career Studies Certificate Respiratory Therapy pathway and acceptance into pre-clinical courses.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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RTH 131 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures I
4 cr.

Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general acute and critical cardiopulmonary care.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first semester of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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RTH 132 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures II
4 cr.

Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general acute and critical cardiopulmonary care.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first two semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 6 hours per week.

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RTH 135 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I
2 cr.

Focuses on the purpose implementation and evaluation of equipment and procedures used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores baseline personal health as it relates to the development and recognition of respiratory diseases or disorders.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Health Science Career Studies Certificate Respiratory Therapy pathway and acceptance into pre-clinical courses.

Laboratory 3 hours per week.

Total 4 hours per week.

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RTH 145 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I
1 cr.

Presents selection criteria for the use of and detailed information on pharmacologic agents used in pulmonary care.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Health Science Career Studies Certificate Respiratory Therapy pathway and acceptance into pre-clinical courses.

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RTH 190 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy NCC III
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training to enable students to work directly with patients to practice and refine skills learned in the previous semesteraapos;s classroom and laboratory classes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first two semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 190 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: NCC I
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training to enable students to work directly with patients to practice and refine skills learned in the previous semesteraapos;s classroom and laboratory classes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first semester of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 190 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: NCC II
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training to enable students to work directly with patients to practice and refine skills learned in the previous semesteraapos;s classroom and laboratory classes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first semester of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 215 - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1 cr.

Focuses on purpose and implementation of comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first two semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

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RTH 222 - Cardiopulmonary Science II
3 cr.

Focuses on assessment treatment and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary renal and neuromuscular physiology and pathophysiology.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first two semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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RTH 223 - Cardiopulmonary Science III
2 cr.

Continues the exploration of topics discussed in RTH 121 and RTH 222.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first three semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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RTH 226 - Theory of Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
2 cr.

Focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology of the newborn and pediatric patient.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first three semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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RTH 227 - Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills II
2 cr.

Presents intensive correlation of all major respiratory therapy subject areas reflecting the entry-level and advanced practitioner matrices. Emphasizes assessment implementation and modification of therapy to patient response.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first four semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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RTH 236 - Critical Care Monitoring
3 cr.

Focuses on techniques and theory necessary for the evaluation and treatment of the critical care patient especially arterial blood gases and hemodynamic measurements. Explores physiologic effects of advanced mechanical ventilation.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first four semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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RTH 290 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: ACC/NPCC I
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training. Introduces the student to respiratory critical care home care and diagnostic pulmonary functions. Students rotate through several critical care units (adult pediatric and neonatal) and practice and are evaluated on entry-level critical care skills. Introduces students to adult and pediatric home care and helps them learn to perform diagnostic pulmonary functions.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first three semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 290 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: ACC/NPCC II
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training. Introduces the student to respiratory critical care home care and diagnostic pulmonary functions. Students rotate through several critical care units (adult pediatric and neonatal) and practice and are evaluated on entry-level critical care skills. Introduces students to adult and pediatric home care and helps them learn to perform diagnostic pulmonary functions.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first three semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 290 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: ACC/NPCC III
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training. Further develops critical respiratory care clinical skills and critical-thinking skills. Students rotate through several critical care units (adult pediatric and neonatal) and practice and are evaluated on advanced-level critical care skills. Students also develop skills in hemodynamic monitoring and polysomnography.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first four semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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RTH 290 - Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Therapy: ACC/NPCC IV
2 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training. Further develops critical respiratory care clinical skills and critical-thinking skills. Students rotate through several critical care units (adult pediatric and neonatal) and practice and are evaluated on advanced-level critical care skills.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all curriculum courses offered during the first four semesters of the AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Laboratory 10 hours per week.

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SAFETY(SAF) [back to top]

SAF 130 - Industrial Safety - OSHA-10
1 cr.

Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).

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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT(SDV) [back to top]

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
1 cr.

Assists students in transition to college. Provides overviews of college policies procedures and curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits career and academic planning and other college resources available to students. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to American Sign Language and Interpreter Education
2 cr.

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to American Sign Language and interpreter education. Covers topics such as the following: services at the college the library; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; learning styles; career and personal development; and topical areas which are applicable to American Sign Language and interpreter education. Explores the existence of the Deaf people who as a community share history literature customs and culture.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to Automotive Careers (Bridge)
1 cr.

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Introduces basic skills and knowledge necessary for success in the automotive program courses. Topics include college information technology systems access and use written communication computational processes automotive shop safety and entry level soft skills required in the automotive industry. This course provides foundational information students will utilize in subsequent program offerings.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to College Mathematics
2 cr.

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to the mastery skills needed for precalculus (MTH 167). Covers topics such as services at the college including the library; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; and topical areas applicable to precalculus. Topics in mathematics may include but are not limited to factoring polynomials arithmetic operations on polynomials synthetic and long division of polynomials using the rules of exponents to simplify algebraic expressions and graphing calculator usage. Emphasizes study skills and strategies specific to students in math courses. Meets SDV requirements for graduation.

Prerequisites: A placement recommendation for MTH 167 and completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Enrollment in college-designated section of MTH 167.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to Culinary and Pastry Arts
1 cr.

Assists students in transition to college and the culinary and pastry arts programs. Provides overviews of college policies procedures and curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information on effective study habits career and academic planning and other college resources available to students. Assists students with learning basic culinary and pastry arts concepts introductory skillsets and current trends. Students needing to complete developmental studies courses in English or mathematics may take those courses concurrently with SDV 101 if approved by the program head.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to Health Science
1 cr.

Introduces students to the skills that are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to the health science program. Covers topics such as services at the college including the library; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; and career opportunities in the health science field. Emphasizes study skills and strategies specific to students in health science. Introduces students to the programs and career opportunities available in the health science field. Meets SDV requirements for graduation.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to STEM Disciplines
1 cr.

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to STEM disciplines (science technology/computer science engineering and mathematics). Covers topics such as the following: services and resources at the college; the library; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; learning styles; career and personal development; and topical areas which are applicable to the STEM disciplines.

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SDV 101 - Orientation to Teacher Preparation
1 cr.

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals to services offered at the college and to teacher preparation. Covers topics such as the following: services and resources at the college; the library; counseling and advising; listening test taking and study skills; learning styles; career and personal development; and topical areas which are applicable to teacher preparation. Provides students an opportunity to conduct classroom observations.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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SDV 109 - Student Leadership Development
1 cr.

Introduces students to leadership theories and skills. Develops studentsaapos; personal leadership styles. Assists students to promote leadership skills in others. Examines the outlook skills and behavior essential to successful leadership.

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SOCIOLOGY(SOC) [back to top]

SOC 200 - Principles of Sociology
3 cr.

Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture social structure socialization deviance social stratification and social institutions.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SOC 211 - Cultural Anthropology
3 cr.

Examines the origins development research diversification and evolution of human cultures. Includes exposure to the variability of both Western and Non-Western aspects of culture. Provides an introduction to the nature of culture and its relationship to various social institutions and societies. This is a Passport Transfer course.

Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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SOC 215 - Sociology of the Family
3 cr.

Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene dating and marriage styles child rearing husband and wife interaction single parent families and alternative lifestyles.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SOC 268 - Social Problems
3 cr.

Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime mental illness drug addiction alcoholism sexual behavior population crisis race relations family and community disorganization poverty automation wars and disarmament.

Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in Co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SPANISH(SPA) [back to top]

SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where Spanish is spoken. Part I of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II
4 cr.

Introduces understanding speaking reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. Incorporates exposure to the arts culture and literature of the areas of the world where Spanish is spoken. Part II of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Prerequisite: SPA 101 or its equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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SPA 107 - Spanish Communication for the Hospitality Industry
1 cr.

Introduces students to spoken and printed Spanish commonly used and/or experienced in the hospitality industry including vocabulary colloquialisms and other concepts typical in the hospitality setting. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

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SPA 195 - Topics in Spanish: Spanish for Health Professionals
3 cr.

Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. Presents realistic situations and the specialized vocabulary that health care professionals need to communicate with Hispanic patients in the course of their daily work. Provides students with numerous opportunities to apply in a wide variety of practical contexts the grammatical structures introduced in the corresponding lessons through personalized questions grammar exercises dialogue competition role plays and real activities. May include oral drill and practice.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. Part I of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish
4 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. Part I of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish
3 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. Part II of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Prerequisite: SPA 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

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SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish
4 cr.

Continues to develop understanding speaking reading and writing skills. Part II of II. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.

Prerequisite: SPA 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours per week.

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WELDING(WEL) [back to top]

WEL 120 - Introduction to Welding
2 cr.

Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion non-fusion and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding and plasma arc cutting. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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WEL 124 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)
3 cr.

Continues instruction on operation of AC and DC power sources welding polarities heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads butt and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.

Prerequisite: WEL 120 or instructor's approval.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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WEL 126 - Pipe Welding I
3 cr.

Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal vertical and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with Section IX of the ASME Code.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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WEL 141 - Welder Qualification Tests I
3 cr.

Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and nondestructive testing.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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WEL 145 - Welding Metallurgy
3 cr.

Studies steel classifications heat-treatment procedures and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Discusses techniques and practices of testing welded joints and destructive/nondestructive visual magnetic and fluorescent testing.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

Laboratory 1 hour per week.

Total 4 hours per week.

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WEL 150 - Welding Drawing and Interpretation
2 cr.

Teaches fundamentals required for successful drafting as applied to the welding industry. Includes blueprint reading geometric principles of drafting and freehand sketching basic principles of orthographic projection preparation of drawings and interpretation of symbols.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

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WEL 153 - Layout and Fitting for Welders
3 cr.

Covers the application of formulas and calculations to the proper layout and fitting of metals in welding projects. Emphasizes the use of jigs fixtures and hand tools in metal fabrication and assembly along with fabrication and safety procedures for hands-on and workplace projects.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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WEL 155 - Ornamental Welding
2 cr.

Introduces students to basic equipment safety and processes useful in the fabrication of welded ornamental objects.

Lecture 1 hour.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 4 hours per week.

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WEL 160 - Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG and FCAW)
3 cr.

Introduces semi-automatic welding processes with emphasis on practical application. Includes the study of filler wires fluxes and gases. Introduces practical operations in the use of gas metal arc welding and equipment. Studies equipment operation setup safety and practice of semi-automatic welding processes.

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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WEL 164 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
3 cr.

Introduces practical operations in the use of tungsten arc welding and equipment. Studies equipment operation setup safety and practice of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).

Lecture 2 hours.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Total 5 hours per week.

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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES(BLDG) [back to top]

BLDG 510013 - National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) - Introductory Craft Skills

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the credentialing body for the NCCER CORE Curriculum certification. The NCCER CORE training course is a prerequisite to all other NCCER Level 1 craft curriculum in construction and industrial occupations. This certification-training course provides the foundational skills needed to continue education in any skilled-craft.

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BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT(BUSC) [back to top]

BUSC 300006 - National Retail Certification in Customer Service & Sales

This course is designed to capture the core customer service duties for a broad range of entry-level through first-line supervisory positions across sales and service industries. This certification is industry-driven endorsed credential that help employers distinguish and recognize qualified customer service professionals and define career advancement opportunities.

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EDUCATION(EDUC) [back to top]

EDUC 660079 - EducateVA: ESOL Praxis Subject Assessment

The EducateVA program consists of two levels. Level I is comprised of online and face-to-face instruction. Level II is the post-coursework experience. The program consists of 220-hours of instruction delivered within a 18-week format for professional studies training.

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ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY(ELEC) [back to top]

ELEC 510015 - National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) - Electrical Level 1

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the credentialing body for the NCCER Electrical Level 1 certification. This course is intended for students interested in entering the Electrician industry. Registration in NCCER CORE or previous NCCER CORE certification is required for enrollment in NCCER Electrical Level 1.

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HEALTH SCIENCES AND SAFETY(HLTH) [back to top]

HLTH 420001 - Medical Coding - Certified Professional Coder

This program will introduce class participants to the basic principles of coding for outpatient and physician services. This course will prepare participants to sit for the AAPC formally American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

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HLTH 430004 - Pharmacy Technician Program

This program will prepare participants to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Boards PTCB exam. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals home infusion pharmacies community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.

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HLTH 460003 - Certified Nurse Aide

This program will prepare the student for a career in the nursing field. Training will focus on the improvement and enhancement of quality of life for long-term care residents and introduce the growing need in long-term care. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the ability to pass drug and criminal background screening. A TB test is also administered.

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HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING(HVAC) [back to top]

HVAC 510014 - National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) - HVAC Level 1

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the credentialing body for the NCCER CORE Curriculum certification. This course is intended for students interested in entering the HVAC industry. There may be an additional cost for EPA 608 certification. Registration in NCCER CORE or previous NCCER CORE certification is required for enrollment in HVAC Level 1.

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MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS(MANF) [back to top]

MANF 500009 - Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification

The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.

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MANF 500010 - Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

The CLT (Certified Logistics Technician) program covers a wide range of skills necessary for success in the logistics industry. Through this program individuals will cover safety quality control supply chain management receiving storage communication and many other valuable skills.

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MANF 500013 - Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)

The CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) training prepares an individual for entry level logistics based positions. Upon completion of the CLA training individuals will sit for the CLA exam. The CLA program covers a wide range of skills necessary for success in the logistics industry..

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TRANSPORTATION(TRNS) [back to top]

TRNS 570010 - VDOT: Roadway Construction and Drainage for Inspectors

The Virginia Department of Transportations (VDOT) construction inspectors ensure the safe and sound construction of the Commonwealths roadways. Those completing this program will have verified highly desirable and proficient skills as construction inspectors and will be ready to transition into vital roles at VDOT. Trainees participate in the program as full-time employees with a competitive benefits package.

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TRNS 650002 - Truck Driver Training (CDL)

CCWA offers a quality 20-day Class A training program working with an industry leader in CDL training. This program assists graduates with job placement. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm for four weeks. Part-time classes are also available and run Saturday and Sunday from 8am until 5pm for ten weekends.

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